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jscrims
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I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Was playing in a men’s 32 and older lacrosse league and POP, there went my Achilles. Didn’t feel a ton of pain, just like a somebody hit me in the back of the leg but I couldn’t step on it. Just got back from the hospital where they confirmed the complete rupture. Doctor will talk to me tomorrow about options but looks like surgery. I’m hearing bad things about recovery. It isn’t super painful but feels like I have a permanent Charlie horse in my calf.

Anybody know what to expect for recovery and surgery?


Update: surgery tomorrow, 6 weeks until I can even start rehab and then he said it would be close to 9-12 months to be back to full strength.
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shutterspeed
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
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Anybody know what to expect for recovery and surgery?


Reuben Mayes does.


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Walking the Earth
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
There goes your max contract.

Hope your recovery is smooth.


Jim Rockford
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
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Was playing in a men’s 32 and older lacrosse league 


Bad decisions for 200, Alex


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Ricardo
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Gotta ease up on the steroids man.


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
It's a long recovery, 8 months are better. Good luck.


Ancient Astronaut
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
It depends. At worst you will need a leg replacement


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The Truth 34
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
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Anybody know what to expect for recovery and surgery?


Kobe


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tgrbaitn08
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
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Anybody know what to expect for recovery and surgery?



Your doctor should know


Saskwatch
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Schedule surgery at earliest opportunity. Bust arse during PT afterwards. I had a buddy that did a similar thing and tore his Achilles playing in a men's soccer league. It was a few years ago and he said his leg still isn't right.


jscrims
LSU Fan
Middle of the Pacific
Member since May 2008
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
I won’t talk to him until tomorrow. I want to ask you guys.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Better opt in with your player option for another year with the Warriors while you rehab.

Also, stop making fake TD accounts KD.


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BluegrassBelle
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Recovery will be more painful. And will take awhile, especially at 30+. 6 months or so, given you don’t have any complications.


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X82ndTiger
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
I want to ask you guys.



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jimmy the leg
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
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Anybody know what to expect for recovery and surgery?



In short:

Re-attach (the charlie horses inside of the cast SUCKED ASS!!!
Post op = a week in bandages
Cast #1 = 3 weeks
Cast #2 = 3 weeks
Walking boot for 3 to 4 months or so

Strengthen through therapy (3 to 4 months...minimum). Basically, you have to learn to walk again.

This will pass, but you are looking at 9 months to a year.

Good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery.


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MMauler
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jimmy the leg
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
On another note, as,I understand it, where you tore it is important.

Oh, and count yourself lucky on the pain. I tore mine about 3 inches above the heal and it sounded like a pop gun. It hurt like hell. I'm glad to hear you avoided that as,I wouldn't wish that pain on anybody.


fallguy_1978
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re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
My first thought at 41 is shite this is gonna be expensive. God's speed brother.


Ripley
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men’s 32 and older lacrosse league

Don’t have enough of these IMO


Johnny Roastbeef
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384 posts

re: I just tore my Achilles’ tendon
Good luck. Maybe you and Kevin Durant can rehab together
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