Icygal, I am sorry to hear of your pain sounds like a visit to the doc is the smart move...good luck and let us know how it goes.
Its my understanding that the tendon takes a good 3 months to attach, and most of the posts on here I saw seemed to be the brace wearing slowww rehabbing folks. You no /short term brace fast rehab people are new.
Quillili: This was such a pain in the A** injury (no pun intended ) although I can walk without it I will use my crutch till I am a little more sure footed because I couldn't imagine falling and going through this again...at least for a very very long time. Be careful, there's a reason they want you on crutches.... and probably not trying to carry the laundry basket too.
I would have to say that the no wt bearing is for a reason. I am sure it is to allow the tendons to adhere with no added stress. tendons heal slowly and need time. I think that you do need to keep to the protocol as it must be proven to work.. I have a brace for 6 weeks and crutches as well.. I was not allow any real wt bearing for 2 weeks and then only 25 percent and I just started 50 percent wt bearing.. I still have the crutches as well as the brace...I am a little over 3 weeks post op. I would advise if you want to be successful then you need to adhere to what md says.. I cant imagine going through anything like this again...
I would agree with the other posts that you really should try to follow your surgeon's advice. The tendons need to time/rest to allow for proper re-attachment. The body can sometimes be deceiving. Even though your body may be telling you that you are ready to ditch the crutches, your surgery site is certainly NOT healed adequately. Its not worth risking all that you've been through up to this point. Maybe a friend or family member can do the laundry for you for a little while.
Sorry to hear about your little problem. I have not experienced anything like that as I am one who is in
a brace. I hope your appointment goes well today..Hang in there and I will keep you in my thoughts.
Saw the doc today and I have bursitis in my right hip. The hamstring repair is healing well.
I have been doing the right things for the bursitis rest, ice and anti-inflamatory agents. He upped my anti-inflamatory dosage and told me it would get better once I am able to start PT in two weeks.
Bursitis is an old person's problem. I guess at 51 I am an old person. I am so looking forward to two weeks from now when I can start to return to being active again!
Glad your repair is doing well. Hope the Bursitis clears up quickly. Getting old isn't for sissies.
Glad to hear that your repair intact. Bursitis is not fun but it is treatable with simple things, rest ice and drugs... No surgery big bonus... I hope you dont have to much pain... I will keep you in my thoughts Once p.t starts you should feel like you are moving forward.
I am new to this forum. I found the site last week as I was preparing for my surgery. I had a high-grade near complete tear with nearly 11 cm retraction from the ischial tuberosity. It happened nearly 2 weeks ago while waterskiing. I have never experienced so much pain in my life - it felt like somebody had ripped my leg out. I was able to swim back to the boat but my family had to carry me off as I had started to go in to shock from the trauma. I had my surgery on Monday 9/21 and the surgeon was able to reattach the tendon with one anchor. I have 2 braces on my left leg with 25% weight bearing. Any and all suggestions for living with the brace and words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated!
Icygal, sorry about the bursitis but glad to hear the repair is ok. Good luck at Pt and be careful at those office chair races.
Will do Jack!