Last night, just before I went to bed and for the first time - I looked in the mirror and compared my legs, my ATR leg is so much thinner than my left leg
It’s worse because I am Right footed for football (soccer) and since my cruciate ligament op on the left leg a few years back, I knew that I compensated for the left using the right more, eventually something had to give and it did….it’s been a few years, but I recall measuring both calfs with a tape measure and my right calf was about 2cm larger than my left, so to see that same calf looking so weak, it’s amazing how quickly muscles disappear when not used.
So now my right calf looks miserably thin…..I am not worried though, I can’t wait to start building it back up and I have visual goals to reach too….. I think I am gaining momentum to get back into a much more healthier/regular exercise regime and this is the unfortunate kick start to do it and do it right
I must be stretching my leg every night when I sleep, the tendon and calf feel tight for a few hours when I get out of bed….. it’s a dull ache rather than any pain, I’d scale it a 4 when it peaks and a 1 once it’s settled….. but I can flex more than the boot allows already…and I can go barefoot and hobble slowly and quite gingerly around the living room so we’re making good progress.
Happy healing all