My first day of rehab went really well! The difference between both legs when it came to my range of motion was very small. On the downside the scar tissue and build up under the skin is heavy & thick due to my incision being so long. The PT massaged the area around the incision which really helped it to loosen up quite a bit. I would suggest to everyone if your therapist isn’t massaging the area around your incision ask them to do it. It may hurt a bit but it is well worth it.
I expected to be in pain this morning but I felt great. I took the advice of a few of you and did not take any pain meds prior to or after my physcial therapy session. As it turned out I didn’t need it, so thank you for the advice!!
Have a great day everyone on your road to ATR….
I finally got my cast off the other day what a relief! The most shocking thing to me besides the 9 inch scar was how much muscle tone I lost. It was like night and day between both calf muscles. I knew I would lose a little bit but I wasn’t expecting such a dramatic difference.
I do love the mobility of the boot and it being gray it goes well with my not so fashionable wardrobe. I have 2-3 more weeks of the boot and finally I get to wear a shoe again. Life is looking up….
Rehab should be cool but I planning to take a pain med before going tomorrow. A little birdie said that it might be a good idea too. I would like to hear from anyone who has finished rehab to find out how strong you felt your achilles was? I know I won’t be running any 5k’s but I am hoping I can go back to flying status.