Week 6

July 24, 2012 |  Tagged , , , |

I finally hit “Phase 3″ of my PT protocol yesterday at 6 weeks post op. By now, I have been walking almost always without crutches (at work and home). My PT consisted of active range of motion with no weight bearing. As of Monday I have finally gotten to the Theraband stage and couldn’t be happier. We are still doing the deep scar tissue massages and the incision site is healing up nice. I was told to up my PT to 3 times a week, which is fine for me as I really don’t mind going, I always feel like I accomplished something.
At the end of this phase which is week 6-10 I should be doing 2 leg heel raises and be able to take some steps.
After my new PT routine and a long day of walking without crutches, I was kind of forced to walk about .6 miles outside (resulted from a combination of not having my keys to my apartment, missing 2 busses, and not having money for a cab) which ended in my Achilles feeling some pain, when I leaned forward in my boot.. I’m thinking it was just the stress of the day.
Doc still wants me in a boot up until week 10 or 11, but were getting there


3 Comments so far

  1. andrew1971 on July 24, 2012 1:19 pm

    Your doing great for 6 weeks mate, congratulations.

    Yep long walks in the boot does tend to pull on me too, it goes away pretty fast when u get to put your feet up and relax :)

    Happy healing :)

    PS: New blog skin works and looks great :)

  2. pauls on July 25, 2012 11:48 am

    Great news about 2. 1/2 weeks behind you. The boot is a pain due to the fact mine is higher off the ground than my left leg in a trainer. I do find that I have to elevate my leg after about 1 hr if I stand. But I suppose that’s normal! Good luck with the healing!

  3. normofthenorth on July 25, 2012 8:30 pm

    Pauls, build up your left leg somehow until your hips are straight. Doesn’t matter how, but it’s important.

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