I torn my achilles tendon 3 days ago. I went and had it x-rayed and it is indeed torn. The doctors are recommending surgery to sew it back together. I've done my research and there is a non-operative way to heal the tendon by putting a cast on it for two months so it is undisturbed and so it can heal. There is condraticting research that supports both methods. I would like to go the non-operative route because I believe my body can and will heal itself, BUT I do not want a rerupture later down the road. Can tendons really heal themselves? What vitamins would be good in helping aid my body in its healing? Also, if anyone has done either the operative or non-operative way I would love to hear your experience. I appreciate and welcome all comments.
Asked by jenisbeautiful - 2 answers - 8 years 8 weeks ago