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ruptured Achilles tendon


I am a 63 year old male, active, good physical condition.
I totally ruptured my Achilles – had surgery on 9/18. I was in a splint for 2 weeks then a cast for 4 weeks, have just had 4 weeks of therapy.
The doctor released me from the walking boot and crutches one week ago — but, I am still using crutches to lessen the pain and swelling.
I’ve had the pain and swelling for 11 weeks.
When can I expect the pain and swelling to get better?
What can I do to improve the pain and swelling situation? My foot now is almost to the flat level position – I am doing exercises 2-3 times a day and try to walk some without my crutches. Any advice you have regarding home therapy, activity, etc. will be appreciated! Thanks.


  1. i am a 24 year old with perfect health. 2 weeks ago i ruptured my akillies tendon playing basketball. they said i had totally severed. my questions are; why did it happen to me at an early age? will i be able to walk and how soon? do you think taking some growth (hormonic steroids) would help me? as it happened to my right leg iam totally screwewed. please answer my questions as son as humaly possible as i am going crazy at home. ramsey

    • i had surgery 5 weeks ago just got my cast off still cant walk without crutches how long will it take to get back to normal walking cant believe still in so much pain and tendon so tight what can i do to loosen up the tendon