bballmatt’s AchillesBlog

Your “Other” Leg

April 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The first few days on crutches I wobbled, swung my arms (and the crutches) wildly, twisted to the ground while trying to maneuver onto the john, and overall struggled to adapt. After a few days, my body adjusted and I cruised around the house like a bionic man. I returned to work last week and am traveling greater distances on crutches. A few times, I roamed outside the office for a few blocks for a bite to eat. During those treks, I started to feel winded, and my good leg was soar for a little bit afterwards, which is expected. The Achilles in my good leg felt a little sore as well, but I couldn’t tell if I was just creating this mentally. I am in the cast and will use crutches for another week.

Which brings me to the point of this post: For those on crutches or who have moved past crutches, how is/did your “good” leg hold up? Experience any soreness in that Achilles while using crutches and exerting the healthy leg with more weight and stress than it’s accustomed? Any danger in seriously stressing the other Achilles while using only one leg?

Tags: Crutches