2 Shoes

Went to the Dr. this afternoon. I have been using Metaderm scar cream ind he thinks it healed up very nice. I still have a lot of numbness. He said my achilles is basically one big fused mass of collagen that has to further fuse. It has a few spots where they sewed the flexor tendon that are a little lumpy. He said these will smooth out as my achilles heals. It may take 9 months to 2 years for all of the numbness to go away. I start PT next week. 3 sessions per week for 2 months. No running and careful going up stairs. I need massages and to have the scar tissue broken down It will be painful. The incision site on the bottom of my foot where they fixed my plantar fasciitis has a huge knot of scar tissue. He said use a roller. Other than that I am in 2 shoes, which means learning to walk all over again. The boot was nice. It feels soooo much more comfortable in tennis shoes than the boot. I have 1 week to transition fully to shoes. I start wearing tennis shoes about 2-3 hours per day then increasing. Fingers crossed. I am back at the gym doing full weights again (upper body)> I think I will still need to use the boot for a while when working out.

3 Responses to “2 Shoes”

  1. Congrats!

  2. Two shoes was a little scary for me at first because the boot was a cumbersome security blanket for me, but it didn’t take long before two shoes started feeling more natural. PT will help with the scar tissue / adhesions / mass of collagen. Going down stairs was actually more of a problem for me than going up - my limited range of motion meant turning diagonally or having both feet on one step before the next step down. Good luck, and enjoy getting back to more normal activities!

  3. Thanks for the comment! I feel the same way about stairs. I have been hopping up them but not down. I have to mae sure there is a hand rail and move real slow.

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