My Achilles tendon…

It’s been a little more than 3 weeks since my tenotomy/PRP  procedure for my Achilles tendon.  I have to confess, it hurt alot for the first 2 weeks.  But this past week I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

I’ve done my eccentric stretching exercises religiously- the ones Dr. Mulvaney gave me.  (And believe me, I’m the world’s worst patient when it comes to following orders). And I have no pain and I no longer limp.  The lump that was really painful where my tendonitis and tear was located isn’t tender anymore.

I haven’t started to run yet but I can do the bike and the elliptical without pain.

Would I recommend this procedure to others?  Absolutely!  In fact, now that I have first hand experience with tenotomy and PRP, I am a real zealot.

I’ll go way out on a limb and say that this is the procedure of choice for people with chronic Achilles tendonitis with or without a partial tear.

Great news for us Baby Boomers.

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0 responses to “My Achilles tendon…”

  1. Jen says:

    How’s the achilles Doc? It’s been over a month..any updates?? Thanks.

  2. Nathan Wei, MD says:

    Doing great! Back to running and elliptical

  3. Hi,
    I am not familiar with the term “tenotomy/PRP procedure for my Achilles tendon”. Can anyone explain what it’s about?
    I’m very experienced in the area of eccentric stretching exercises so if you have any questions, go ahead and ask.
    Best!
    Lars

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