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Anyone ruptured their Achilles tendon?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by smee, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. If you have how long after surgery did it take to get back on the bike?
    I ruptured mine today on a soccer game and will require surgery as soon as the swelling goes down.

  2. See what happens when you try to stay active?? :p:p

    Sorry to hear it. I've no idea about the healing time
  3. Achillies and 2 others i cant remember which. I also had the pleasure of 9 fine fragments of bone removed from in the joint itself. I was in plaster 8 weeks, and couldn't really straighten the ankle out for another week to any real degree, and painfully after that. I wasn't riding at the time but I do not think i would of been able to until at least a month after the cast came off. I couldn't get my Army boots or Safety boots on for the first fortnight.

    Although my case is a bit more severe than yours smee, and I truly do feel for you, my ankle was the size of a rather medium size watermelon for a few days after injuring it, and didI mention it bloody hurts? Try and get as much rehab in as possible as it helps immensely.

    i did my ankle in by stepping on a rock about the size of a 50c piece, whilst running.

    Ask your doc when you can expect to get the flexing back, or even to a physio if its a straight forward repair. They may be able to give you a better idea for when you may be capable.
  4. Bad luck Smee, it is no fun at all!!!

    I did a total R ankle ligament explosion playing indoor soccer 3 years ago that should have had surgery, but I didn't, deciding instead just to give soccer away. Physio and rehab had me walking in 2 weeks but ankle function and fine motor control took 6 to 8 weeks of physio after that and a further year before I really 'trusted' it to run again.

    Then, you guessed it, 2 years ago, I was coaching a junior team and did my R archilles. People heard the snap 20 metres away. Thankfully not a complete tear and it responded well to physio. As Thera said, the swelling is a biatch. Again several weeks on crutches and then another 4 or so of intensive physio.

    I was riding gently within 3 weeks but couldn't use the rear brake for a few more weeks.

    I hope for your sake it is R not L, there's no way I could have changed gears.

    PS- to this day, parents, coaches, players and my family all remind me to take it easy whenever I am on a soccer pitch!

    Chin up. [-X [-X

  5. Condolences Smee. While I can't offer any advice, is it true it really does sound like a shotgun going off when it goes??

    fukn ouch...

    Good luck
  6. :WStupid:

    never had it happen, but hope you get it sorted and recover fine.
  7. Thanks guys
    all I know is I felt someone give me a hard kick to the achilles and when I looked around no one to be seen.

    Very little pain but no foot function.
    It's now in a cast.
  8. chuck norris???
  9. :rofl:
  10. Sorry to hear that Smee... I would say recovery time depends not only on your body's ability to heal but also your frame of mind. For now make the most of your time out :)

    Seeing you up and at it in no time ;)
  11. Well
    Seeing a specialist tomorrow now and taking it from there, Surgery next week I reckon.
  12. If it was Chuck then it would have gone more like this:
    Smee would have feel something hit is ankle. Smee turns around and sees nobody there upon turn his head to the direction he was walking he catches a glimps of a roundhouse kick then dies.

    Could have been Mr T
  13. Found this amusing:


  14. Sorry to hear it Smee. All the best with the recovery. Let it heal properly and don't push it.

    I'd say keep a better eye out for Chuck Norris, but how can you be prepared for his attack? :shock:
  15. Guess that means we're going to be seeing a huge increase in Smee postings while he's laid up. Bad luck, mate, you really shouldn't be playing a sport if you're not getting paid for it, you know.

    I ruptured the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in my right knee while jogging about 6 years ago. It took more than 2 years for me to get full strength back in the joint, so I can sympathise.
  16. I strained my peroneus longus by running from a standing start. It was a 3.5 week injury. Very, very painful. I feel sorry for anyone who tears/ruptures their tendons. :(
  17. bad luck, mate, I hope the surgeons and 'experts' treat you well :) :)

    You do know that the way to stay young is to hang around with young people, and the way to feel old is to try and keep up with them, don't you?? :LOL:.

  18. Yep and the person who I accused of kicking me was half my age :?

    Thanks guys :)
  19. Ok saw the surgeon today and had the full scans.
    There is a 21 mm gap where he Achilles should be in the mid section of the Tendon, surgery next Tuesday and a long recovery so no riding for at least 3 months.
    I'm in a preop cast, not allowed to bear weight on it and have to keep it elevated.
    To say I'm peeved is an understatement but that's life and I start the recovery yesterday!
  20. Condolences... While your on crutchers, please do this right. So many people I see on them rest there body weight on the top padded bits / underarms. This is bad mmm-kay. Your body weight should be on your arms / hand grips...


    Want someone to keep your bike warm?!?!?!??!!!! :grin: :grin: