surgeon said no surfing for about 4 months....Killing me! Paddling out just to stay (get) in shape. Anybody had similar? How was getting back?
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Jun 21, 2014, 05:39 PM #1
ruptured achilles 6 weeks ago...
Jun 21, 2014, 05:52 PM #2
mind if i ask how?
Jun 21, 2014, 05:58 PM #3
just playing basketball (which I do about 3 mornings a weeks) nothing special, just planted to cut to the basket and "bang", had surgery that night, out of boot last week - doing some aggressive rehab now.
Jun 21, 2014, 06:41 PM #4
Jun 21, 2014, 06:42 PM #5
im a surgical tech/first asst...20+ yrs in orthopedics/sports med...
now with heekin ortho in jax...i coordinate the podiatry service... .we do these every week...
its like sewing together to two mop heads...messy work...and it shortens the length of the tendon..
and might have a ball of scar tissue from the repair..and will lose a step in speed also...lose some range of motion..
however, follow the protocal...and you will heal on schedule...and get back to close to where you were before the injury....don't ?
well..schedule your redo.now..an even nastier exercise in futility.
and i fricken hate doing redos of RTC , ACL, etc...because of non compliant patients
seriously, be patient , do the rehab,and you will get back to it....ocean..aint going anywhere
think about giving up b-ball....maybe doing yoga..to strenthen and length...
2012...i was working at Mayo Clinic...went to help in another department...
and had a excess BMI patient taco my right knee...had to have it reconstructed...
it was 6 months before..i could paddle out...almost a year..before i was back up to par..
still ain't completely right..probably never will....because of my age(56)..and the other damage..peronial
i did the work...went to rehab...etc...and even designed my own ..workouts later...yoga , st, biking , swimming, etc
so ..again..just be patient..reap what you sow..and it will be all good sooner than you think..
Last edited by dansan; Jun 21, 2014 at 06:45 PM.
Jun 21, 2014, 07:06 PM #6
I hear ya'll about following the protocol, etc. It's good to hear from someone who's "returned to the water". Yeah I may leave bball to Lebron and prioritize my sports/activities. Iggy - how long did you do formal PT and can you jog yet?
Jun 21, 2014, 09:15 PM #8