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    oh yeah - well the season doesn't start until september, so plenty of time to recover properly. not planning to go on court until late april / early may..
    and even then - it'll be slow - i'd prefer to get to my former level of cardio fitness than going onto court too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coops241180 View Post
    oh yeah - well the season doesn't start until september, so plenty of time to recover properly. not planning to go on court until late april / early may..
    and even then - it'll be slow - i'd prefer to get to my former level of cardio fitness than going onto court too soon.
    My sincere sympathies to you, sir.

    My recent shoulder surgery was bad enough, but your Achilles injury sounds much worse. I do hope you make a full recovery.

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    Default Achilles tendon rupture 2 days ago.

    Coops, I hope you've made a full recovery. Thanks for your blog. It was informative.
    I completely ruptured my achilles tendon 2 days ago playing basketball. I'll probably be having surgery this coming week. Sigh! I'll post pictures throughout this ordeal as well.

    I've started to write about my experiences as well. Please take a look
    http://valuemavens.com/mvnblog/

    Quote Originally Posted by coops241180 View Post
    Woop! i'm allowed to start going the gym again, achilles is healed, just gotta break up the scar tissue and get the strength back in my leg after 13 weeks off. i've got physio once a week.
    Sadly - no badminton for at least three months - restricted to sports that don't involve twisting and pivotting.. (that'd be badminton then )
    look out local badminton halls - i'm coming baaaaaccckkk!!

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    Default Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Hi, just a followup on my achilles tendon rupture, I've been chronicling my experiences on: http://achillesblog.com/dennis

    Iíve also been gathering and posting a list of external blogs and forums related to achilles injury, as well as other useful resources on the main site. I hope you find this useful.





    Quote Originally Posted by denizen View Post
    Coops, I hope you've made a full recovery. Thanks for your blog. It was informative.
    I completely ruptured my achilles tendon 2 days ago playing basketball. I'll probably be having surgery this coming week. Sigh! I'll post pictures throughout this ordeal as well.

    I've started to write about my experiences as well. Please take a look
    http://valuemavens.com/mvnblog/

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    hey dennis -hope your recovery is going well..

    NHS physio signed me off today - not surprising - i can walk without liimping now - and i'm starting to jog a bit - i've made an appointment with a recommended private physio to get me from just walking back to sport..

    i know i'm getting better because i'm pretty comfortable bounding up the stairs - i suppose the next test will be if i can come down them two steps at a time as well..

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    My recent shoulder surgery was bad enough, but your Achilles injury sounds much worse. I do hope you make a full recovery.
    Shoulder surgery is pretty painful just after the operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Shoulder surgery is pretty painful just after the operation.
    Yeah, tell me about it.

    Initially I was doped up on morphine and barely knew I was awake.

    When the morphine wore off, my neck/shoulder/arm felt numb from the nerve block -- as though they were dead flesh. Ugggh.

    When the nerve block wore off, I wished it hadn't. Thank god for dihydrocodeine. Shame it's so constipating, but it's a damn good painkiller.
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    This website has exercise videos of strengthening your achilles.

    http://www.expertvillage.com/video-s...-foot-pain.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Yeah, tell me about it.

    Initially I was doped up on morphine and barely knew I was awake.

    When the morphine wore off, my neck/shoulder/arm felt numb from the nerve block -- as though they were dead flesh. Ugggh.

    When the nerve block wore off, I wished it hadn't. Thank god for dihydrocodeine. Shame it's so constipating, but it's a damn good painkiller.
    i'm totally totally agreeing with you on all counts of this.. especially the dihydrocodeine... wicked stuff.. especially the way it just wipes you out.. spent probably three days in a painkiller induced haze...

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    weeeee i hit a shuttle for the first time in almost 6 months last night nothing exciting.. just decided that i deserved to give myself a treat after working so hard.. all the balance work and conditioning work make a huge difference.. apart from not moving my feet i was told i looked solid..

    no problems stepping in or across.. but the minute it was hoisted above and behind me i hit trouble.. automatically turning to go back.. and just as i was about to push off... i thought if i go for this like i'm supposed to i'm gonna put my entire weight thru the bad leg.. best stop now before i hurt myself

    but it was great to get back on court for a bit of a hit about..

    physio is pleased.. we did some agility exercises and lunges as well as some new calf strengthening exercises which work the other muscle in my calf. and some high kneed jogging on the spot.. after 20 minutes of work my foot was giving me serious grief.. but just from being out of action for so long.

    all in all recovery is going great

    Neil

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    Default i'm back :) well - almost

    hi guys - just thought i'd let you know the physio signed me off today woop! - she's happy for me to start playing again. i actually think my balance is better than it was before my injury.. still working on the strength and fitness tho - but badminton can only help now

    so i treated myself to a new pair of shoes

    they's so shiny - and you even get two sets of laces - so i can choose grey/silver or blue - i might even put one set on one shoe and the other on the other

    the season is three months off.. i should be back in tip top form in no time

    woop woop!

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    Default Me too

    It's been 97 days since I've partially ruptured my left Achilles tendon at a badminton tournament.
    I was playing singles and I lunged to get a really tight net shot and it just..."popped". And previously, I think I landed a badly attempted jump smash funny which was did the initial damage and the lunge was just the trigger.
    I'm not that old either (only a high school student). I play regularly and came first in mixed doubles for regionals and city finals.

    I chose the conservative way to heal. I like it "natural," but now I sorta regret not doing surgery. I just got out of my walking cast yesterday. Right now, I can walk normal and go up the stairs, but going down the stairs is slightly painful. My tendon feels really tight and sometimes I can't walk in a straight line.

    I'm looking to do physio soon and while I heal, I'm planning to co-teach a beginner badminton class 1) to teach others to play properly so they don't end up like me 2) to "play" badminton so my skills won't leave and 3) it's for a school project (Do what you love to do especially if you get marks for it =] )

    I really hope because of my age and my determination, I can play on my school team again this year and not let my partner down and to prevent this happening ever again!!

    I have to say three things:

    1) Don't take life or anything in life for granted. You don't realize how important it can be until you lose it. Luckily I get my leg back, but some other things aren't that easy to get back.

    2) Nothing is impossible. I got a wheelchair and I still went on the vacation my family had planned. I fell down and I got back up... literally. I learned to walk again.

    3) EXERCISE AND WARM UP ADEQUATELY BEFORE DOING ANY KIND OF SPORTS/PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. I must stress this for I believe it played a major role in my injury.

    Cheers~

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