Originally Posted by davbrucas
He didnt lie...he gave you the best information that he has available to him. MOST Achilles ruptures take a long time to heal. And most people are not as obsessive as you are about physical therapy. Also, the amount of time that he tells you to take it easy postop is inversely proportional to his confidence in his surgical skills.
I know, I know, I was be sarcastic.
I know the doc pretty well (friend before surgery) and he was all about "settling me down" because he knew as soon as I got the cast off I was going to test it.
I was really aggressive with physical therapy and had a great PT and assistant.
About the only thing the doc talked me into was taking off my clipless pedals and riding flat pedals for a month before locking my foot back into the pedal. I managed that for almost a month before I changed the pedals back out again.
I'm also lucky in that I work at home so I get to "PT" most of the day and ice at will. Lots of glycine, lysine, 3MG of Vitamin C a day, glucosamine... and I'm good to go.
Lots of cryotherapy, electric simulation, ultrasound, stationary cycle, deep water running with my AQx shoes, isometrics, isotonics, theraband, toe raises, versa climber... I probably cut a few months off the rehab. Still won't cut on it or play raquetball but that's coming.
Now I'm worried about my left achilles tendon.