1 year anniversary!

Today is my one year anniversary.  I can’t believe it.  In some aspects it seems like it was forever and in others it seemed like yesterday.
I tore my right Achilles while playing basketball.  No fancy move or anything– running and  I pivoted and then I heard a big pop.  I immediately fell to the ground [...]

7 months post op

Thought I would give an update for anyone who is in the early stages and feeling lost.  IT GETS BETTER!!
I am at  7 months.  I started running at 6.  I can still only run for about 15 minutes and then it gets sore.  I started doing yoga and I love it.  My legs lost a [...]

Keloid Scar Remedies?

I have developed what my surgeon said is a keloid scar. Has anyone had this and are their any good home or over the counter remedies?

Dry Needle?

Has anyone heard of this term and or/have done it?  My PT asked if I was interested in doing it.  It sounds like its basically like acupuncture.

12 Week Report

Im about 12 weeks out from surgery.  For the first couple weeks once I started PT I was going every week.  My therapist now has be going every two weeks.  I feel with the past few weeks I haven’t progressed much.  She says I have but I just don’t see/feel it.  I do most of [...]

Front Ankle Problems

Has anyone had pain/tenderness in the front part of your ankle. When I go down the stairs that’s when its really sore.


My doctor cleared me to be boot free! Im about 7.5 weeks out. I have noticed this morning that my ankle is very swollen. Have others noticed that when they got out of the boot?
Other than that that everything seems to be going good. I walk with a slight [...]

7 weeks post op- Surgeon Appointment Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my 7 weeks post op date. I cant believe its been weeks, honestly it feels much longer. I am currently still in the boot and walking freely with that and no crutches. I started PT a little over a week ago, so I go twice a week. [...]

Compression socks/sleeves?

Anyone use compression socks/sleeves that work well after a ruptured Achilles?!?!

Weight as tolerated starts today!

Today I start my weight as tolerated today! I am walking in the boot with crutches. I did notice one crutch is actually easier than two. I was using a knee scooter everywhere, which was really nice, but I’m so excited to be on the next step. No pain in my [...]