I'm a TA soldier . ON July 14th this year , I tore / wrenched /strained , call it what you will , my achillees tendon , left ankle . It took me out of work (HGV driver ) for seven weeks . Doctor recommends physiotherapy on it to prevent recurrent damage , but our fab NHS says at least six months wait before I see anyone usefull . As i've been out of work nearly two months I'm so skint I can't may my mortgage , let alone go private . Can any one out there give me any advice to a / fix it and b/ some way of stopping me turning in a fat bloke , now I cant run . Press ups and sit ups still at 65 and 40 a day , but I cant run more than 500 meters . Age 43 .