Recovery times for Achilles tendinitis vary depending upon the severity of the injury. It is possible for this recovery time to take up to several months. If a cast is needed to immobilize the injury, the cast may be needed for up to 10 weeks, and that doesn’t include further recovery once the cast is off.
What needing full recovery time does not mean, however, is having to forgo activity entirely during this period. Certain low-impact activities can still give your body a workout without aggravating your Achilles tendon, such as swimming or cycling. What is crucial is that a return to full activity is not started until we have recommended doing so, since pushing the tendon too hard after injury can cause even worse or chronic problems down the line.
At Martin Foot and Ankle, our foot doctors know all about sports injuries and proper rehabilitation. Contact our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA to set up an appointment with a podiatrist by calling (717) 757-3537.