Re: Achilles tendon rupture

: I was in Cancun for the holiday and partially ruptured my achille's tendon while playing volleyball. The doctor put my whole right leg in a cast with my foot pointing towards the ground. He said I should have my whole leg in a cast for 6 weeks and just below a below the knee cast for about for weeks. To me this seems very extreme for just a partially torn tendon. I have to make an appointment with a Dr here in the states. Are there any options besides 10 weeks in a cast; 5.5 more in a full leg cast.

I too have a partially torn achilles tendon and wonder about healing options--surgery or ??????

Posted By pam on January 25, 2004 at 13:37:41:

In Reply to: Achilles tendon rupture posted by Kevin on December 30, 2003 at 17:33:23:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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