Cam Walker

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Well it has been 3 weeks now in the cam walker(this is after weeks of physical therapy) and I still have pain in the achilles tendon area. I started with the pain about 5 or 6 months ago. Any idea on how long this takes to heal?Or is it going to heal?


    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    I can’t answer this since I haven’t examined you. Having said that, Achilles tendon injuries take a LONG time to improve. Do you know how extensive was your injury? Did you have a MRI? If so, what was the report.


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      Dr. Abrams, I didn’t have an injury per say, I walk with supination, now I have Haglund’s Deformity, which I guess caused the achilles problem. I have not had an MRI, however my Dr. is trying things before having to do surgery. She discussed surgery at my last visit(when she put me in the cam walker) and said if we did the surgery I would be 8 weeks non weight bearing in a cast(yuk) am not looking forward to that. I have noticed on the bottom of the cam walker after a little over 3 weeks that the outside has worn more then the inside, so I guess I still walk supinated with this on.sbrewer


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