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Repetitive Strain Injury/achilles tendon ruputure left ankle


68 years old in good shape work out 6 days a week having surgey to repair Achilles how long after ncani play golf with or without boot support

Hi Doug,

I can't give you that answer, that is totally up to your physician.  What I can help you with is rehab for your calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) after the surgery site is fully healed.  Please go to and read about these two muscles. When they are in spasm, the fibers shorten and they put a strain on your Achilles tendon (AT).  However, if they continue to get tighter and tighter, they will tear the Achilles tendon.  You need to have it surgically repaired, but you also need to release the tension in the muscle.

Exercise will further shorten the muscle fibers, I suggest you apply pressure to the muscle fibers to untie the "knots," (spasms) which will allow the muscle fibers to return to their proper length, and take the strain off the AT.

Please feel free to come back to chat about this after your surgical site has fully healed and your doctor says you can begin your rehab.

One thing I can confirm is that I've worked with thousands of people who have had muscles pulling on the tendons, to the point of tearing the tendons, and after the surgery is healed the success rate of people getting back to their sport by releasing the tension on the tendon has been excellent.  I believe that you will have the same positive results.

Wishing you well,
   Julie Donnelly  

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Julie Donnelly, LMT


I can accept questions that relate to chronic or acute pain caused by muscle spasms and contractions. Repetitive Strain Injury is actually Cumulative Trauma to muscles. Releasing the spasm &/or contraction will relieve the strain that is felt at the insertion point on the bone. I am the co-developer of the unique safe-stretching program "Focused Flexibility Training," which combines easy instruction for self-treating spasms throughout your body with proven yoga stretches. I have recently authored two new books: "The 15 Minute Back Pain Solution," and "The Secret to Your Best Golf Game EVER!


Since 1989 I have been working with endurance athletes and individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions. I have authored seven self-treatment books and three self-treatment DVDs and I have developed the Julstro System for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger Finger, and other Hand/Wrist pain. I am a national and international presenter at conventions, seminars, and workshops. Principle topics are "Work Shouldn't Hurt," and "The Pain Free Athlete." In 2005 and 2006 I was the massage therapist for ultracyclists competing in the Race Across America (RAAM) 3000+ mile race from San Diego, CA to Atlantic City, NJ. I've taught the Julstro techniques to physical therapists at the Cleveland Clinic, to massage therapists in areas around the USA, and I've taught Julstro self-treatment clinics to dancers at Juilliard School of Performing Arts (NYC),the sprinting team at NC State, and I am working closely with several Olympic-hopeful. We have successfully eliminated the repetitive strain injuries that could keep them out of the Olympic Games, and the best part is they know how to do the self-treatments so they can stay pain-free and flexible.

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Swedish Institute of Allied Health, NY, NY - Initial education in massage therapy Licensed NYS Massage Therapist since 1989. SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY - B.Sc. degree in Interdisciplinary Health Education I was an Associate Professor helping to develop the massage training program for SUNY Rockland Community College

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Privacy prevents me from filling in this section without prior consent from my clients. Life Experience: I have been specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries since receiving my NY massage license in 1989. A personal bout with carpal tunnel syndrome was the catalyst to my developing a self-treatment that heals the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome quickly and without surgery. My work with endurance athletes was the inspiration to teach people how to self-treat so they could stop pains even during a race or heavy training day. Both of these situations ultimately became the products that are sold on my websites: and I currently treat people in my offices in Sarasota, FL, Cary, NC, or Pearl River, NY

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