Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Final consultation

Last Monday I had my final consultation with the consultant-I-have-still-yet-to-meet, although for the first time I saw someone I'd seen previously. He was very pleased with the leg, and told me to massage the tendon daily in order to reduce the internal scar tissue, which makes the tendon seem thicker (almost double the width) of my now weedy-seeming good tendon.

The previous Friday I had the penultimate physio session and this time was told to raise up on both heels and let myself down slowly on the injured heel, 3 x 15 daily. Difficult.

At the moment I have a virus, so have had little exercise for 5 days now.

In about 4 months time I'm going to build up slowly to dancing again, but I shall be very careful and will not attempt to do any Masai jumping again. I must remember I'm 48!


  1. Thanks Graham for documenting your experiences, I did mine last week and find the hardest thing not knowing what to expect. Have started on the Ruta Grav, if I heal as quick as you I'll be happy!



  2. Graham, My thanks also for doing this blog. I severed my tendon 8.5 weeks ago and am having conservative treatment on NHS. After several 'casts' I finally got an aircast boot today and am told it will be another 6 weeks before physio! I'd like to say my treatment is so different from yours because of the individual treatment I'm getting but like you I have struggled to see an actual consultant!! Mostly just the technicians in the cast room! Hope you have remained problem free and have returned to full and active health.



  3. Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition that can cause pain with every step you take. As the name suggests Achilles heel tendonitis affects the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the heel of the foot to the calf muscles.