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My poor achilles

post #1 of 19
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I woke up today with pain in the back of my leg above the around and above the ankle. I managed to hobble/shuffle my way to class tonight and sat through it with the pain getting worse. Afterwards, I went to the ER and saw a doctor. He didn't do any x-rays but he felt around and made me wiggle my toes and stuff. He said there's a chance I could have snapped my achilles tendon. On a pain level it varies anywhere from from 6-10 (10 being the highest). He put me on vicoden and prednisone and told me to see my doctor in a couple of days if it isn't feeling any better. It's happily throbbing away which is making me very unhappy. Vicoden is useless, I should have asked for something stronger. I just hope it isn't torn.
post #2 of 19
I'm so sorry you're in such pain! My first thought was that you had plantar faciitus, which is bad enough. I hope you're feeling better soon. Healing vibes coming your way.
post #3 of 19
Aww I sure feel your pain! I suffered with my heels just before Christmas, and I ended up with two weeks off work with a doctor's note. I found out my condition was called Achilles Tendonitis, inflammation around the heel area which also spread up the calf of my leg some days

That you get better real soon!
post #4 of 19
No info from me but it feels better soon!
post #5 of 19
Oh no Bryan My sis tore hers and it wasn't pretty, I certainly hope you haven't, but she couldn't even walk on it at all. Take care of yourself
post #6 of 19


sending vibes your way..in pain here too! my lower back has been bothering me for 2 weeks now and ibuprofen hasnt been touchin it, im 1 of those people who will try and try to wait things out but this isnt getting better its getting worse. i called my dr and hes going to see me today....i cant wait!!!!
post #7 of 19
I've torn my achilles tendon, and it's one of the most acute physical pains ever! My serious sympathies!
post #8 of 19
Ouch, ouch, ouch! I have tendon problems, so I can only imagine the pain. I have no suggestions, only sympathy.
post #9 of 19
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Thank you for the vibes.

The pain isn't as bad as it was over night but it's still sore. I'm guessing the vicoden and prednisone is starting to mask it a little bit. I can hobble around a little easier.

DawnofSierra, were you able to move your foot at all? I have zero range of motion with my foot at the ankle. I can't point my foot up or down at all. I can get a slight bend from the front of my foot and point my toes slightly up but that's about it. Would that happen with tendonitis or with a strain/sprain? I just hope it's not torn.

Cats4sky, good luck with your back. A friend of mine has a couple of herniated discs that have had him laid up for the better part of a month. I have a displaced L5. I can sympathise with your pain.
post #10 of 19
Oh No! I am so sorry - I have been suffering with achilles tendonitis for almost two years! Here are healing vibes that you heal very quickly
post #11 of 19
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Thanks, WELDRWOMN. I'm sorry you are dealing with achilles tendonitis. Waht do you experience when it is bothering you?

There's no change with my foot. I still can't move it up or down.
post #12 of 19
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If I had a sprain or a strain there would be pain when I tried to move my foot, right?

I get nothing, nada, zip. I place my foot flat on the ground and tried to lift up my heel with my ankle and the ball of my foot- zilch. It's still flat on the floor. I can barely wiggle my toes. I don't feel anything down there.

I'm rather bummed out about this whole incident.
post #13 of 19
Well, for what it is worth, I don't think you have tendonitis. I would venture a guess at a tear or a rupture. I really hope you take this seriously and give it a chance to heal properly. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and tendons are notorious for not healing quickly. I hope yours does though.

I don't know if you have tried this yet, but you might see a podiatrist that specializes in such injuries.

The tendonitis that I have is better than it was last year, but not completely healed yet. I have a full range of motion, but quite a bit of pain at times.
post #14 of 19
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This is out my doctor's league even though I'm seeing him tomorrow just so I can get something down in writing as to what I can and can't do at work. That's my biggest concern right now as I can't afford to stay off for too long at any one time. I drive a forklift so that shouldn't be a problem, and I already know I can't spend more than a few minutes at a time on my feet. That means working on the the floor when they shut our unit down is out of the question. It's going to be up to my boss and the plant manager as to whether or not I have to go on full light duty for the duration of the injury or if I can my do my driving job and then fgiure out what to do on the rare occasions the unit is shut down. I could go work in loose mail or go home. Either way I don't care as long as I get to go to work.

I'll probably end up going to see one of the doctors at Beacon Orthopedic. They have a great reputation and a lot of athletes use them. They specialize in a number of different areas and have a few locations spread around the city.

I'm pretty well resigned to the idea that it's torn.

Best of luck with your tendonitis. I hope you can get it fully healed.
post #15 of 19
Oooooow, achilles injuries freak me out!

I hope its not torn
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post

DawnofSierra, were you able to move your foot at all? I have zero range of motion with my foot at the ankle. I can't point my foot up or down at all. I can get a slight bend from the front of my foot and point my toes slightly up but that's about it. Would that happen with tendonitis or with a strain/sprain? I just hope it's not torn.
Not at all. Orthopedics sounds like a great plan!
post #17 of 19
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I just got back some seeing my doctor and he referred me to the orthopedics place I mentioned. I have an appointment tomorrow at noon. Hopefully, I can go back to work tomorrow night- in some capacity, anyway.
post #18 of 19
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Good news!!! I'm happy and relieved to now know my Achilles tendon isn't torn.

I do have arthritis and "inflamed Achilles tendinitis". I have to go back next Friday to be fitted with some orthopedic arch supports and for a few weeks of physical therapy.

Now, I'm going to take a nap before I go in to fight with work tonight.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by DeeDeeMay View Post
Aww I sure feel your pain! I suffered with my heels just before Christmas, and I ended up with two weeks off work with a doctor's note. I found out my condition was called Achilles Tendonitis, inflammation around the heel area which also spread up the calf of my leg some days

That you get better real soon!
I used to have that in my left heel. It finally went away after a few years. I found that wearing ankle boots seemed to give me relief. (I wore them for Civil War reenacting; but I think I injured the Achilles tendon while reenacting or walking in a Civil War parade, so go figure!)

Bryan, I hopw you're feeling much better soon! the pain must be excruciating, if Vicodin is not helping!
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