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Martha Stewart Recovering From 3-Hour Surgery on Achilles Tendon Injury

If you've been following Martha Stewart's Instagram, it seems like she's been having a blast of a summer. Hanging by the pool, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her dogs Empress Qin and Creme Brulee. But it looks like it's not all fun and games for Stewart. The Martha Stewart Living founder, 79, revealed in an Instagram post that she ruptured her Achilles' tendon a while ago and tried to get it to heal on its own. However, she was still in pain, so Martha Stewart endured a three-hour surgery on July 1, 2021, to fix the damage once and for all.

Martha Stewart Shares Surgery Story

Not the prettiest photo nor the happiest back story. Bad timing all around. Ruptured my Achilles' tendon a while ago. Tried to get it to heal on its own to no avail. The great @drjohnkennedy@nyulangone performed a three hour operation yesterday to repair the damage. Recuperating at home I have been ordered to lay still with leg elevated for two weeks. After that another two to four weeks of crutches. Then maybe some more normal activity. Most such ruptures occur when dancing or playing sports. Mine was caused by a surprise step into a hole in the dark getting out of the car . Thank you NYU for attempting to make me whole again.

Many fans have been sending her well wishes as she recuperates from her surgery. Stewart shared in another Instagram post about how she is recuperating during her healing period. "I was told about @biomatofficial - by my yoga guru @marykatemurrayyoga It is a full size heating mat with fine restorative qualities." She shares in a post showing her laying on the giant heating mat."Perfect for tired, wounded, recovering or ill patients The mat heats to 158 degrees Check it out!!!!"

We found a similar product on Amazon called the HealthyLine Far Infrared Heating Pad. Filled with amethyst, tourmaline, and obsidian gemstones, this full-size heating pad is said to help improve circulation as well as provide pain relief.

Hoping Stewart will be up and dancing in no time!

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