Achilles tendon rupture

I recently tore my Achilles playing football and joined this forum to seek advice and share experiences. Initially, I wore a boot with wedges, but a scan a couple of days later revealed the rupture. I’ve opted for non-surgical treatment due to my age and limitations.

Upon receiving the cast, I was given tinzaparin, which was alarming as I’ve never self-administered blood-thinning medication. Coupled with being confined at home, I’m feeling down. I wasn’t informed about other pain relief options like ibuprofen. I still have swelling in my foot, causing discomfort.

Any advice or reassurance would be appreciated. Recovery may be long, but I’m determined.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider for clarification or additional pain relief options like ibuprofen. Remember, it’s essential to prioritize your well-being during this time, both physically and emotionally.