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Over a year Later

October 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hey everyone. Just posting once more to update on my recovery. I fully healed, non-surgically. I’ve gone off backpacking over seas, run my usual distance and time. I played my first football game again 2 weeks ago, and my second last week.

I still have a bit of soreness on my heel from i’m sure my lack of physical therapy, but whatever. I can live with it. Its not too bothersome. It would be if i had to stand a lot.

Stay hopeful, and eat healthy, and i recommend being aggressive with the rehabilitation. Using the iWalk 2.0, and working out. The body is a complicated machine and it can be thrown off its harmony. Laying in bed, and being inactive can’t be good for your body.

This is an opportunity to test your resilience. Best of luck!!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mattypicks // Oct 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Great to hear.
    I am also taking the non surgical route and currently at week 5.
    Can you remember what week was the first time you walked without a cast/boot?

  • 2 danniesays // Oct 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Interesting story, I was out at a bar and there was another guy who was in crutches and when he walked by, i asked him what was his injury. He said Achilles. Achilles brothers!

    I asked how many weeks (for me at the time it might have been 1-2 weeks), he said 12 (or something like that). I was like WTF? He said he went surgical and there were some infection or something, and he was still in crutches and had to go back to do it again.

    Long story short, I used crutches maybe 10 days. Then I got the splint, so, that means I started to use the boot, until… August. So like 12-13 weeks. I had to learn to walk again, it’s ridiculous. My whole gait walking motion was thrown off. I was a weird walker for a bit.

    By the way, an old lady gave me this advice, make sure you wearing a heel pad on your other foot. If you’re walking on a boot, that means your hips are off tilt. This will affect your hips and its a chain reaction of stuff.

    I feel like i’m just emoting here, but another tip is the iWalk and then do your own workouts to make sure your thighs are working. It’s incredible how fast your muscles atrophies if they’re not used.

    Its so funny how these things are burned into my memory.

  • 3 mattypicks // Oct 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    It’s crazy how many people stop me on the street, at a bar or at the shops wanting to hear about how I’ve hurt myself and so many will relate by telling me their story.

    All is great advice and I appreciate it.

    I’m getting acupuncture and physio to help with the lower back, hip and hamstring tightness.

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