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Any physical therapist here?

Posted By: charles

Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 12:18 AM

I am having acute pain in one of my Achilles tendons. I normally walk stiff legged to avoid stretching it. This afternoon I decided to land my step on my heel and roll my foot in my stride. It felt better at first but is killing me now.

My wife ruptured one of hers ten years ago and I do not want to do that. Short of wearing a boot to prevent ankle rotation, what should I be doing? Anyone else had this problem?
Posted By: white17

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 01:00 AM

Gulo's wife is an LMT. Maybe he will see this and pass it on to her
Posted By: furstroker

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 01:13 AM

You sound hellaciously soft. Stretch it out and move on. Jesus.
Posted By: charles

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 02:36 AM

Why do you say that? I can hardly walk for three months. I have tried exercises and stretching also. I am 74 years old. What are your recommendations. I will try them.
Posted By: white17

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 02:42 AM

Originally Posted by charles
Why do you say that? I can hardly walk for three months. I have tried exercises and stretching also. I am 74 years old. What are your recommendations. I will try them.



I STRONGLY recommend finding a Licensed Massage Therapist.

I thought they were new age touchy feely BS . Then I walked into one on crutches and walked out 2 hours later better than I had been in 20 years !
Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 10:36 AM

yes go to a massage therapist
Posted By: run

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 11:24 AM

I'm lucky to have one right down the road from me. Massage therapist. He's a good one too. Charles, you could also
look for a rolfer. I like rolfers pretty good.
Posted By: Mark June

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 11:28 AM

Originally Posted by charles
Why do you say that? I can hardly walk for three months. I have tried exercises and stretching also. I am 74 years old. What are your recommendations. I will try them.



Some are not gifted with much empathy is all Charles. Love them anyway.
As someone who has had a near tear in his Achilles (spent 3 months in a boot and 3 more months hobbling like I still had one), you know from your wife's ordeal that this body part is slow healing. We just use it so much you can't help tweak it all the time.

I had PT and MT and I'd offer to start with the MT and see how that does. Both helped me as I was determined to get "back in action" asap. Good LMT are not found everywhere is the trick. Neither are good PT's either. I sifted though 2 not so good LMT before I found one that knew his stuff.

Blessings on the quest!
Mark
Posted By: charles

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 12:31 PM

Thanks everyone. I had not thought about MT.
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 01:19 PM

On set of gout...... Give it another week it will show itself
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 01:20 PM

Oh yea dumb question in title OF COURSE everyone on here knows all about all !!!!! LOL LOL
Posted By: Dean Chapel

Re: Any physical therapist here? - 10/22/20 03:02 PM

First you need an ultrasound of the tendon to see if it is rupturing. If so, sometimes it is casted until it heals. I'm doubtful a massage will fix a partially torn tendon. All that said, it's more likely to be tenosynovitis, and there are treatments for same
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