You have to seek medical advice in the early stages to to decide how to proceed. Achilles’ tendon rupture can be managed with or without surgery.
How long does the recovery take?
Depending on the approach used, immobilization lasts from 6 to 12 weeks in early stages. The time of rehab varies but typically takes from 6 to 9 months.
What’s the recovery plan?
If you are wearing a boot, concentrate on upper body work – you can do hand cycling to maintain cardiovascular fitness, and workouts to strengthen upper back and shoulder muscles. You may also do do some lower limb exercises, but go to see your physio to seek medical advice. While having a boot, calf muscles weaken significantly, therefore rehab involves gradual strengthening of these muscles and restoring range of movement in the ankle.