Original Injury, Late July 2017

I’ve struggled with Achilles tendinitis for around 6 years, off and on. My wife and I joined a gym this summer, and I started doing more elevation work on a treadmill. Several days later, I started getting pain in the back of my heel.  This pain grew worse over the next two weeks. My orthopedist put me in a boot for 5 weeks to see if the inflammation would go away (It didn’t).

After 6 weeks, an X-ray confirmed Haglund’s Deformity and a large bone spur on the heel. I also had Achilles tendinosis. The MRI added that my Achilles was 25% torn. I was scheduled for surgery on 10/27/2017.

One Response to “Original Injury, Late July 2017”

  1. Welcome to the club! I was lucky with my bone spur - had it for over 10 years and when I finally got it removed in February my achilles was still in good shape! I pained me regularly during that time frame - but not enough to stop me from playing soccer :) 10 years ago a doctor told me what would be involved to remove it - which is why it took 10 years for me to get it done.

    I assume you made it through surgery OK since you’re posting today. The key thing for the next 2-3 weeks is ice and elevate! You want to avoid swelling. Feel free to read my blog if you want to know how it went for me. I’m at 8.5 months and back to all my previous activities - with a lot less pain.

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