day 25

this is anne here. i tore my AT from jumping to spike a volleyball. my fear is that i will be afraid to do any more jumping sports activites. to clariy–my injured leg is the right one that is booted…so not sure how to drive with the boot or if it is safe as micheal stated. i am not in pain but just tightness although my PT stretches me like crazy…i feel like it will be rerupture. i think the chance is like 10 -15% after repair. i do my exercises actually 3-5 times a day depending on your swelling which i don’t have much of. i do about 30 reps each. i also do straight leg raises, hamstrings curls, hip abduction in sidelying..etc booted to keep my leg from too much muscle atrophy; i also heard from a fellow AT patient at PT that he is wearing dansko shoes with a heel lift inserted vs. a boot now ( post op 12 weeks) and it has a higher heel ….has anyone heard of that dansko shoe used instead of the boot? take care!


hi! just had surgery 3 weeks ago and will be allowed  to put weight on with the walking boot but does anyone out there feel out of balance since the boot is so much higher in height than my regular shoe on my other foot? how do u stay balance with the walking boot ?

secondly-has another driven a car with the walking boot? i cannot drive with my left leg-i will likely hurt someone!

also-i don’t have pain but lots of tension and tightness with stretch and range of motion and the feeling it will rerupture..anyone else? thanks. anne

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