it is so nice to realise i'm not alone!
I ruptured my AT in a tennis final July 31st. The Orthopeadic surgeon I saw at A&E was not really forthcoming with information/stats with regard to op/non-op treatment. Luckily my mother pinned him down by asking \"if this was your daughter what would you advise her to do?\" He said in view of my age (27) and that I wanted to play tennis again I should have surgery. Had surgery the next day.
Had cast in neutral position for 5 weeks. Then at 90 degree angle for another 4 weeks. currently 4 weeks to go. I too wasnt prepared for the pain/severe stiffness when they moved my foot to the 90 deg position.
I am concerened as to when I will be able to go back to work to full capacity (my job involves alot of standing-(optician))? Can any one advise me how long they were out for? the dr's are estimating november! Also when I can drive again? Did any one feel the need to get any additional private physio? or is this not necessary?
Would really appreciate your comments.
Good luck to everyone with their recovery. It is frustrating and a huge eye opener as to the frailties of the human body. But at least its not permanent.