Achilles’ Tendon Rupture: How to Recover?

Achilles' Tendon Rupture

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.

Achilles' Tendon Rupture
Rehab time usually takes from 6 to 9 months.

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.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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