WHAT? ARE YOU CRAZY?
That's right. You can have a good day while recovering from a debilitating Achilles Tendon Rupture. Following your doctor's advice and keeping a positive attitude will help you follow get back on your feet quicker.
Treatment and rehabilitation of a total achilles tendon rupture:
What can you do?
- Seek professional help immediately. The sooner you get the achilles tendon treated the better chance you have of making a full recovery. Any longer than two days and you could be in trouble.
- Apply ice or cold therapy.
What can a Doctor do?
- Confirm the diagnosis.
- Surgically Repair the tendon.
- Sometimes the leg is put in a plaster cast and allowed to heal without surgery. This is generally not the preferred method. It takes longer to heal and longer to start on rehabilitation.
So in the meantime, how are you going to survive on one leg? Crutches are not an option since many consider them an ancient form of cruelty. As soon as you find out that you are going to need help, check out the crutch alternatives from Goodbye Crutches. They will help you "have a good day" while recovering from Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery. The I Walk Free product is like crutches but it's "hands free" which means you can multi-task while on one leg.
The Knee Scooter is also an excellent choice and can be easily transported from house to car to work. You might as well have fun while recovering and continue looking on the bright side and enjoy life!