Ouch! Ouch! And OUCH!
A fitness-mad mom found her Achilles heel – after trying a new workout caused her tendon to snap like a rubber band.
Tiffany Van Dyke, 41, was recording a preview for a new work out when her Achilles Tendon ruptured loudly.
Immediately after the audible crack the high school science teacher and online health coach knew something was wrong. She hobbled to an armchair and attempted to sit down as the excruciating pain set in and she could feel the tendon rolling up her leg. Fortunately, her seven-year-old son Brock was at home and fetched her an ice pack and some help.
After undergoing surgery two days later, it was three months before Tiffany could begin jogging again.
“I really can’t believe I even had this on film. The “pop” that the Achilles makes is so loud and anyone who had heard it was in shock. “I literally thought a gunshot had gone off in my house. “Of course I was in pain and in shock also but the way my little boy Brock came to my rescue was awesome. “He was so concerned and took care of me until my father-in-law was able to come and get me and take me to the hospital. He is a great young man and very caring.