Week 12-13

Week 12
Unfortunately this week was a bit of a lost week. I developed some granulation tissue on the back of my heel, which basically felt like an open blister. My surgeon trimmed it back, but it has made for a lost week rehab wise since I have not been able to walk on my foot this week. The wound is healing back now, and I should be able to get things back on track next week.

Week 13
Half the week was recovering from the cut still, but the second half of the week I moved more towards being back on schedule. I use the boot whenever I am outside, but I use two shoes indoors and it feels great. Rehab consists of calf raises (15lb single leg on the leg press), 30-second balancing on one leg, 2in and 4in stair steps (I can go up, but not down yet), and slight calf muscle stretches. Biking indoors is getting better too, I am biking with two shoes at approximately 60% of my normal power output. After losing about 1.5 weeks to the cut, I seem to be back on track.

2 Responses to “Week 12-13”

  1. Ugh I’m sorry to hear this! Having constant progression is one of the few small treasures we have in the recovery process. Sounds like its just a week which is not too bad at all. And maybe you can still do some ROM and/or balancing stuff so your ankle/foot muscles can get stronger while your heel heals? Wishing you a speedy recovery to get back on the slow recovery train :)

  2. Thanks, Lauren! I think I finally rounded the corner. Hope your recovery is going well!

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