Aug 08 2015

13 weeks

Published by buddy670 at 11:07 am under Uncategorized

the pain in my “good leg” has definitely gotten better and subsided, I’m not sure if it was the 2 shoes transition or the sports message therapist , probably a combination of the two. Since week 12, I really feel like life has returned to pretty close to normal, I know we all heal at different rates but for someone early on in this injury, I would say don’t focus on the 6-9 month full return timeline, look at the 12 week mark to return to a 90% normal day to day existence, this will make the journey not look so daunting. We have also kicked up the PT a notch, I have been going 3 timer per week since week 4. Pushing the limits and working hard in therapy has given me confidence in the repair, which translates to how you act and react in “real life”.  I plan on getting back out on my boat in a week or two, I also plan on dropping PT down to twice a week and at week 20 transitioning back to crossfit ( with obvious limitations) and slowly working back to my previous level of fitness. The only problem I deal with now is swelling in the ankle joint, it’s not painful and generally not a problem ; however, it is starting to interfere with stretching the tendon, the swollen ankle joint has now for the first time taken over as the limiting factor in my ROM instead of the tendon, definetly a good problem to have…..

2 Responses to “13 weeks”

  1. Mattyceeon 08 Aug 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I agree with the long term outlook being much worse than the actual time to “normal” is.
    Most people have transitioned to 2 shoes and have passed the most dangerous timeframe for re-rupture by 3 months and the rest is just getting it back to where the leg used to be.

    Congratulations on the progress so far and I hope to be there myself soon.

  2. BobFVon 09 Aug 2015 at 8:17 am

    Buddy thanks for the post - I am at 11 1/2 weeks and limited mobility seems like a distant memory, as I am able to drive, walk in two shoes, and work out at the gym (although no running) all on my own now. I think the key is really taking care early on in the process and letting the injury heal properly. 3 months is a great milestone, and one that my OS gave me before the surgery.

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