How to reduce swelling and rehab a partially torn achilles..
While simply stretching (wall lunge) during a recent workout, I felt a pop followed by severe pain and swelling as the day progressed.Since I have no insurance I waited 2 weeks before going to ER where I was treated for a “sprain”. At five weeks I made an appt. with a local Ortho Surgeon who had done multiple knee surgeries on me for the past 15 years. I was advised my achilles was partially torn, but a test showed not completely.My questions for Physical Therapy are:1) I have a disturbing amount of edema in mostly my foot. Ice and elevation help, but within an hour of being down the swelling returns. Is the something I can do like massage or soak it in ice water to reduce the swelling?2) I avidly work out and really want to return, but am not sure what to avoid and what to emphasize? Thank you a lot for this forum!Rob