I blew my achilles tendon yesterday during a soccer game and am completely and thoroughly upset about this. About a year ago, I blew a quad tendon during a game, never had surgery, and now this. This is going to require surgery and I think these injuries are a direct result of aging as well as being type 1. I've also experienced calf issues where my calves lock up or feel like they're tearing and I have to quit playing. I thought I had this figured out as it was due to a dehydration/electrolyte imbalance, but then suffered this injury yesterday.
I think I'm going to have to hang up my cleats and find some low impact sports to play like surfing, cycling, jogging, yoga, and stick to weight lifting. The sprinting and cutting in soccer is just way too hard on my body now and I fear yet another injury that'll require surgery, like an ACL. I'm looking at close to 4-6 mos of recover from this.
I've read some articles about glucose accumulation in tendons resulting in the fiber growing thicker and more brittle. Has anyone experienced any major tendon tears requiring surgery. I honestly wish my endo would've raised this "potential" injury with me as I would've slowed down or found something else to do.