• Knee walkers. The mobility aid for Achilles injury recovery

  • One of the most common reasons people hire or buy one of our StrideOn knee walkers is for an Achilles injury.

    An Achilles tendon rupture is incredibly common for sports people and we have supplied our knee scooters to a variety of sports people throughout the UK.

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    What is an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

    An Achilles tendon rupture is a tear of the tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury that usually happens while playing sport or doing exercise. If you rupture your Achilles tendon, you’ll find it difficult to walk, run, climb stairs or stand on tiptoe.

    Tendons are strong and flexible tissues that connect muscles to other parts of your body, usually bones. Your Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in your body. It helps you to lift your heel, allowing you to walk, run and jump.

    Your Achilles tendon is most likely to rupture (tear) if your foot is suddenly forced up or you push off the ground with force, as in jumping.

    Although you can rupture your Achilles tendon at any age, it’s most common in people aged 30 to 50 who occasionally take part in sport. It’s also more common in men than women.

    Recovery time

    How long it takes to recover from an Achilles tendon rupture is similar whether you have surgery or not. You can expect to be back to normal activities, including low-impact sports, within four to six months, whichever treatment you have. But it can take longer to get back to high-impact sports, such as football, squash or tennis.

    Most people can return to the type of activity that they did before their injury. But if you play sport at a professional level, you may find some limitations in what you can do. It might take a year or more to get back to your previous level of performance. Your physiotherapist or doctor will give you more advice specific to you.

    You may need to take time off work to allow the tendon to heal. How long you need to take off will vary depending on a number of things. These include the type of treatment you’ve had, how mobile you were previously, what job you do and any restrictions at your workplace. Your doctor will be able to give you specific advice.

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    Orthopaedic Surgeon recommends the StrideOn Knee Walker

    Mr James Davis started a specialist foot and ankle service in South Devon and runs the South West Foot and Ankle Centre. As the only foot and ankle surgeon in South Devon, Mr Davis has gained extensive experience in the whole spectrum of adult foot and ankle disorders where he regularly recommends the StrideOn Knee Walker.

    With endorsements from such reputable professionals, it is understandable how StrideOn is the most hired knee walker in the UK. We are incredibly proud to have designed such a prominent mobility product which has helped hundreds of people retain their freedom.

    Used by The Rugby Guy!

    Jarryd’s friend from YMU Rugby, Clive Stuart-Smith, used our StrideOn Knee Walker when he damaged his Achilles tendon. As soon as he found out Jarryd had an Achilles injury, he recommended us. Clive also puts us forward to his clients when they need support for injury or surgery rehabilitation.

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