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achilles tendon lengthen

Posted by Jaime on 5/31/05 at 19:44 (175954)

have been a toe walker all my life. I have been told by Doctor after doctor if I dont stop i will need a surgery. Recently (I am 21) I have been experiencing more tightness and pain in the heal area... My doctory advised me my best bet is to have the achilles tendon lengthend. I am scheduled for surgery in less then a month..
basically the Dr said If I dont do it with in 10 years they will tear or snap on thier own they are so tight.

My questions are
WIll this stop my toe walking? (I am not aware I do it)
How long is recovery?
Am i doing the right thing?

Re: achilles tendon lengthen

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/13/05 at 23:36 (176736)

It sounds like it would be advisable to do the procedure. Just make sure your doc is well experienced with the procedure.