Scar healing

February 17, 2009

Does anybody know about the socks you can wear that helps compression on the scar and help remove the scar?  I haven’t visited with the PT’s and Doc’s due to insurance and confidence with my achillies.  Any links or products that help compress the scar and push away the scar tissue would be great.  Thanks.


December 5, 2008

So, I have stopped going to rehab quite a while ago.  I have been slacking in my workouts due to my busy coaching schedule.  I decided today was the day to go run some stairs.  Did about 8 flights in a three story apartmetnt.  Achilles feels good.  PT said it healed very thick.  Also, I had progressed and healed well after the surgery and boot.  If I can start moving again and stop being so fat and lazy, I might just get my health back!  One step at a time….

Countdown to two shoes.

September 17, 2008

I’ve got 10 hours until I get rid of the boot and start hitting the rehab.  I don’t know what to expect from the rehab.  What exercises did everyone do?  I’m sure it will be a lot of calf raise type movements and balance.  I’m sure it’ll be some bike riding as well.  I already walk in two shoes around the apartments anyway, but i’m ready to rehab.  3x a week is my goal.  WOOOOO!

De Boot

September 12, 2008

thursday is the day I meet the doc and hopefully de boot. I walk around every once in a while without the boot on and the leg feels good.  The main difference I can feel is the lack of strength in the leg.  Who knows what the rehab routine is like?  Anxious to get goin so I can strengthen. 

What to expect?

September 2, 2008

So the achilles is stretching out and I can almost move around without the boot in the house without a hitch.  The achilles feels great, starting to stretch out, with no pain.  What did everyone else feel around this time?  I’m almost to week six, almost two weeks in a boot.  I discussed with my gf yesterday about how good it felt.  I just don’t know what to expect in terms of tightness or feeling when I walk.  So far, so good here. 

Ballooning Belly

August 30, 2008

So, being from the South, I love to eat.  I won’t diet too much but shy away from too many sodas and chips and candies.  What does everyone do to stay fit?  I called the doc to see if I can swim but i’ve yet to hear back.  Any suggestions?  Who’s got Achilles-in-boot workout plans? 

I do some weights and machines, but I need cardio back!

To Drive

August 25, 2008

So, after 2 weeks in a splint followed by 2 in a hard cast i am in my boot now.  Oh what a feeling!  Due to the need for me to make some money (bills and such) I have decided to drive.  I am extra carefull and use my left to brake.  I take the boot off and put a sandal on to drive.  I try to bend more at the knee than use my ankle and pronate.  Hopefully I am not doing any damage.  Any thoughts?