ruptured achilles tendon



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s....Six

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Hi All,
Had a accident while playing badminton the other
night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
same again,i am gutted.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Helen Deborah Vecht

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"s....Six" <[email protected]>typed


> Hi All,
> Had a accident while playing badminton the other
> night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
> said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
> exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
> could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
> a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
> to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
> same again,i am gutted.


> Thanks in advance.



I can't say I blame you for being gutted. People do make full recoveries
but it can be a long time.

I don't think bike riding should be a problem as the stresses on the
achilles tendon are much less than in those sports that entail running
and jumping. You can probably ride GENTLY as soon as you're out of
plaster and off crutches.

I rode hundreds of miles with achilles tendinitis (different, I know) by
keeping my ankle fairly immobile.

--
Helen D. Vecht: [email protected]
Edgware.
 
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s....Six

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"Helen Deborah Vecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "s....Six" <[email protected]>typed
>
>
> > Hi All,
> > Had a accident while playing badminton the other
> > night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
> > said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
> > exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
> > could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
> > a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
> > to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
> > same again,i am gutted.

>
> > Thanks in advance.

>
>
> I can't say I blame you for being gutted. People do make full recoveries
> but it can be a long time.
>
> I don't think bike riding should be a problem as the stresses on the
> achilles tendon are much less than in those sports that entail running
> and jumping. You can probably ride GENTLY as soon as you're out of
> plaster and off crutches.
>
> I rode hundreds of miles with achilles tendinitis (different, I know) by
> keeping my ankle fairly immobile.
>
> --
> Helen D. Vecht: [email protected]
> Edgware.


The irony is i was only implementing badminton to stay
fit for cycling next year,i should have took it gently as this
was my second game after 11 yrs or so since i last played
having played it quite competitively when i was young,
many thanks for your encouraging words helen.
 
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BrianW

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s....Six wrote:
> Hi All,
> Had a accident while playing badminton the other
> night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
> said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
> exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
> could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
> a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
> to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
> same again,i am gutted.
>
> Thanks in advance.


Happened to Lucas Radebe of Leeds United. They reckon his playing days are
over. Hope you fare better than that.

http://www.news24.com/News24/Sport/Soccer/0,,2-9-840_1573150,00.html

Brian
 
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elyob

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"s....Six" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:OHH2d.1207$U%[email protected]
> Hi All,
> Had a accident while playing badminton the other
> night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
> said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
> exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
> could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
> a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
> to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
> same again,i am gutted.
>


Good luck, but maybe taking up swimming is a better bet for a while?
 
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Frank Murphy

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"s....Six" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<OHH2d.1207$U%[email protected]>...
> Hi All,
> Had a accident while playing badminton the other
> night and ruptured my achilles tendon,consultant
> said i am looking at 10 months before i could resume
> exercise,i wonder if anybody in this news group
> could tell me if its possible to recover fully from
> a total rupture of my achilles and will i be able
> to ride my bike again,been told i'll never be the
> same again,i am gutted.
>
> Thanks in advance.


Andy:
It is definitely possible to fully recover from an Achilles tendon
rupture. Last year Courney Kupets ruptured her Achilles tendon and
last month she won a gold medal in women's gymnastics. See the In The
News section of www.AchillesTendon.com.
You can recover too!
Murph