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Achilles Tendon Injury

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CheekyChops | 14:55 Fri 18th Jul 2014 | Body & Soul
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I injured my achilles tendon on Saturday night. I felt something 'ping' in my leg and I couldn't walk properly.

Sunday I went to the Walk in Centre who examined me and confirmed that I had damaged my achilles tendon but had not ruptured it completely and it hadn't come away from the heel bone. My leg/foot was strapped up, I was given crutches and advised to not put any weight on it at all, total rest, and to visit my GP asap.

Monday I went to the GP who firstly said he would send me for a scan and then changed his mind and said he would refer me to Orthopaedics as an urgent case instead.

It is now Friday and I have heard nothing. I am sick to death of other people telling me I should go to A&E and demand a scan. I am sure the medical professionals I have seen know what they are doing and I will wait for an appointment or chase the GP on Monday.

What do others think? I am still resting it and using the crutches and am in no pain at all.

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\\\ I am still resting it and using the crutches and am in no pain at all.\\\ I would suggest that the damage to your Achilles tendon is minimal and the treatment of rest is appropriate. \\\\\I will wait for an appointment or chase the GP on Monday.\\\\ Wait for an appt.
15:02 Fri 18th Jul 2014
\\\ I am still resting it and using the crutches and am in no pain at all.\\\

I would suggest that the damage to your Achilles tendon is minimal and the treatment of rest is appropriate.

\\\\\I will wait for an appointment or chase the GP on Monday.\\\\

Wait for an appt.

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Thanks for that, I'm just getting a bit fed up of others who are not medically qualified telling me what I should do.

I'm happy to wait for the appointment and be waited on hand and foot in the meantime :-D
;-)

\\\\\I'm just getting a bit fed up of others who are not medically qualified telling me what I should do. \\\\\

I know!....I know!

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