Levaquin related tendon rupture years later?
(crystal lake, il, us)
I had a major emergency surgery Labor Day weekend in 2000. After the surgery, I was given Levaquin for potential infection. Within 2 days, my lower legs in the back, particularly the left leg, were unbelievably tight and painful. They pulled me off the Levaquin and I never thought anything about it except to tell whatever doc I was seeing that I was "allergic" to Levaquin.
Over the intervening years, I had many problems with my ankles, easily spraining and straining them. Fast forward to last April/May 2013 - I developed a numbness in a small area of the sole of my left foot. Podiatrist initially thought plantar fasciitis, then sent me for an ultrasound - my peroneous longus tendon was ruptured and the tendon was actually retracting up my ankle.
I will be having surgery to hopefully repair it, but there really is no way they can determine exactly when the rupture occurred. Could this rupture - possibly 13 years after taking Levaquin - be related to that medicine?