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Cast for full rupture of achilles tendon, using crutches. Still pain while walking, swelling, bruising in tendon. Could have a tear ?

hello,i had a full rupture of achilles tendon july of last year after 12 weeks in cast and then was still using crutches for 5 weeks after,now still have pain when walking and i told my physio on many occasions,he just gives me more stretching exercises and told me i have to do a one legged calf raise which i tried over 5 days and i could only do it by pushing my self up supported,i then had swelling and brusing on tendon and walking is more painful could i have a tear which has been made worse?no offence to my physio but he is young and he always asks others for advice on me,not sure i can trust him.thank you
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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From your question I understand that your ruptured Achilles tendon has not been completely healed. Avoid weight bearing exercises and stretching of the Achilles tendon for the time being. You can start graded strengthening exercises to the calf muscle,passive range of motion exercise to the ankle joint within limits of pain,apply ice indirectly to the region before and after exercise,
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