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Gastronemius muscle tear

(6 Posts)
joash Wed 20-Apr-05 00:40:00

Does anyone know how long it takes for this to heal. I tore mine just over two weeks ago and am fed up of walking with a bloody stick. I am no longer in excrutiating agony - just in pain most of the time ( tolerable), but I have no strength whatsoever in my knee and miss taking GS out for walks.

joash Wed 20-Apr-05 11:42:03


Chuffed Wed 20-Apr-05 12:05:40

have you been referred to physio or anything joash so that you can reduce the risk of scar tissue.

joash Wed 20-Apr-05 12:19:32

Nope - never even thought of asking. I did the same thing about 12 years ago, but can't remember how long it took to get better. I think it took 2 to 3 weeks to walk without the stick and around 8 weeks before feeling almost back to normal.

I was told at that time that once it the muscle had been damaged it would probably happen again - but I'm not complaining at once every 12 years.

It just seems to be taking ages to be pain free and poor GS is going stir crazy.

joash Wed 20-Apr-05 17:05:35

so, I take that as a no then - no-one has any info. Oh well, thanks chuffed. Will speak to the doc about physio

KatieMac Wed 20-Apr-05 21:23:31

No help or advice....but Lots of sympathy - hope you feel better after visit to physio

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