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Physical Therapy Stretches during Achiles Surgery Recovery

Posted by Tom Schwab

3_Stretches_Achilles_Surgery_RehabWhen you injure yourself and find that hobbling around on one leg is a lot harder than you thought, the only thing you want is for your recovery process to fly by quickly.  In order to make sure that you keep the muscles working in as many areas as possible, you will want to do some physical therapy exercises whenever you feel up to the task.  Here are a few ideas that can help you prevent from suffering from tight leg muscles and other ailments that can often go along with an injury.

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Topics: Achilles

Achilles Surgery Recovery does not have to mean Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

When you are stuck on one foot, you start to wonder what you can do to help yourself make the recovery process easier.  You have heard of a number of gadgets on the market that might help you, but will they really do what they promise?  Here are a few suggestions as to how you can take advantage of the aids on the market without getting something that does not really work for your lifestyle.

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Topics: Achilles

Non-Weight Bearing Fitness Ideas after Achilles Injury

Posted by Brooke Williams

Non-Weight Bearing Fitness Ideas knee scooter dogIf you are an active person, one of the worst things you can do is injure yourself and take one of your legs out of commission.  When your doctor tells you that you cannot bear any weight on one leg, you might automatically wonder how you are going to keep yourself physically fit while you recover.  The good news is that while you will have to change your workouts to accommodate your injury, there are still things you can do to keep up with your fitness challenges.  Here are a few suggestions.

 

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Topics: Achilles, Recovery

3 Biggest Questions about Recovering from Achilles Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

3 Biggest Questions about Recovering from Achilles SurgeryWhen you injure yourself or have to have Achilles Tendon surgery, you can’t let life completely stop. The fact of the matter is that no matter what is happening with you, the world keeps turning. And you have to be a part of that. There are things you are going to have to do during your recovery, whether you want to or not. As you begin the recovery process, make sure you ask yourself the right questions about how much you should do and the things you can do.

 

Going back to work

If you have a long recovery ahead of you, chances are you are going to have to go back to work at some point. When you go back will depend on the operation you have and the pain you are in. Your surgeon may be able to give you guidelines on what is best, but there are questions you can ask yourself as well to gauge your readiness.

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Topics: Achilles, Recovery

Do you have to use crutches after Achilles surgery?

Posted by Tom Schwab

Achilles Injury doesn't mean having to be on crutchesYou have finally done it.  You have torn your Achilles tendon and now you are facing surgery and an extensive time of recovery.  An Achilles injury is rather traumatic and you will notice a sudden force of pain behind your ankle when you tear it.  You might even hear a snap or pop and you will quickly see swelling and bruising in the area.  Surgery is one of the most common ways to fix an Achilles tendon, but it can also be rather traumatic for the body.  The surgery will take place days or possibly even weeks after the injury occurs and after that time, recovery needs to begin

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Topics: Achilles, FAQ, Recovery

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