The scan I had prior to surgery showed there was a small tear in the tendon caused by overuse rather than a trauma. Re: the ankle bone not sure but the scar goes from below the ankle bone, around it and finishes just above the bone.
Hope this helps.
I tore mine (partial tear) in a cycling accident and have been in an Aircraft PTT brace for three months, but no surgery. Get my assessment by the specialist tomorrow so hopefully I'll be able to report that the conservative (i.e. non-surgical) treatment has worked.
I hope so too Debra - good luck with it.
Argh! Went expecting assessment. Instead, I've now been booked in for MRI in the middle of March and assessment in April. Grr. It will be six months since I came of the bicycle and tore the tendon, by then. I had to stand on it for weight-bearing X-rays and it was fine. Fed up with the brace (which hurts - and the tendon stopped hurting some time back). At least he's confirmed I can do more cycling to add to the swimming and Pilates, and set the wheels in motion to get some physio started. Now got to start counting down another six weeks...
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2014 |