It’s been 7 months today!
I sliced my achilles on April 9th, on a piece of metal at the gym. Stepped over an AC unit and clipped the drip pan. Cut right through it! Went under the knife the same day.
4 weeks in a fixed boot, 4 weeks in a walking boot, then I was able to limp in shoes…
It heals slow as hell, tendons don’t have much of a blood supply.
I went to PT everyday over the summer. I ran 1 mile at the 6th month mark. Have built up to 2 miles now. Still not able to sprint or squat heavy. I have better ROM in the injured ankle.
Things that will help with the healing.
Fish oil! Get a few bottles of Flameout, it will reduce the inflamation.
Ice it everyday! I have two huge gel icepacks that I used.
Do you PT! Like I said, I went everyday for 2 months, then twice a week for another month.
Check your ego at the door! Let your body heal. I stopped lifting nearly all together for 4 months. It let my shoulder heal and when I went back to lifting I was stronger than ever after 2 weeks.
I have talked to tons of people who had the same injury. I didn’t know it was so common. Most tore theirs in sports. All made 100% recoveries. It just takes time.