Complete tear of the tibialis tendon that happened in a freak bicycle accident. Just found out today.
Anyone else ever experience this? What was the solution? How long did it take to recover? Dr. unavailable is why I am asking here. Thanks in advance for any answers.
Mine has been hurting for about 7 months now. It is the reason I decided to get back into cycling. Walking, running, hiking, and climbing stairs every day was making hurt like hell. I ride my bike to work everyday and it has been getting much much better.
Mine was the tendon pointed to by the word Tibia in the great picture posted above. Was put in a series of casts on July 19th after surgery. Cast removed 2 weeks ago and I have been in PT trying to regain Range of Motion, strength and weight bearing. Was told I could resume cycling today. WOOT! Went straight home and rode for an hour. Affected leg is so weak it's almost funny. My cardiovascular capability is about 5% of before BUT I am riding! Can't wait til tomorrow to ride again!!
Good news, mate. And since you were only off the bike for 2 months, I think you will find aerobic capacity returning very quickly... and even muscle strength shouldn't take too long. Keep us informed on how the recovery process goes.