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    DoneThoo2 is offline New Member
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    Achilles Tendon

    It has been a year since I have been in the gym and done a serious work-out do to an Achilled tendon rupture. It still feels different and when I put pressure on it it tingles. And feels tight the next morning even after a light run or work-out. The Dr. says that I should be fine, but I am still a little weary. I had a hernia repair in June and even after a serious ab work-out there is no concern.
    Has anyone experienced this type of injury and if so should I be worried about re-rupture?

    Will

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    if i recall correctly, 'lifter girl" may have some good info on how to rehab the achillies tendon along with a story of a crazy doc that tried to intentionally rip his achilies and instead strengthened it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoneThoo2
    It has been a year since I have been in the gym and done a serious work-out do to an Achilled tendon rupture. It still feels different and when I put pressure on it it tingles. And feels tight the next morning even after a light run or work-out. The Dr. says that I should be fine, but I am still a little weary. I had a hernia repair in June and even after a serious ab work-out there is no concern.
    Has anyone experienced this type of injury and if so should I be worried about re-rupture?

    Will
    did you have surgery to repair it?

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    DoneThoo2 is offline New Member
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    Yes I did have it surgically repaired. About 6 days after the ruture. I was in a toe down cast for 4 weeks. Then a toe nuetral cast for another 4 weeks. Then a walking cast for 8 weeks. Then about 3 months of physical therapy.

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    gotcha. the treatment i'd told doc sust about was for achiles strains....not actual ruptures. But, regardles....if it's been repaired and you did the proper rehab afterwards, and it was a good surgeon....you should be ok. with achiles strains, it sounds weird, but the exercises that make it feel worse actually end up making it improve. Lots of stretching!!! Did you get approval from the doc who did the surgery to get back in the gym?

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