Soccer training @ 39 weeks since surgery

My old soccer coach (from 3 or so years ago) is still doing 1-on-1 training sessions so I set one up.  It went pretty well.  Before he got there I did some 1 footed jumping tests and I was able to jump the same distance on both feet.  So that’s one more thing to check [...]

Achilles specific exercises log

I figure if I log what I’m able to do here I can see progress over the course of a month.  At least I hope so!  So tonight (4/1) I did:
20 heel raises right and left with 8# weight … my PT said it is more important to do fewer reps with weight now
10 eccentric [...]

A walk into the canyon

I did my run/walk PT in the neighborhood today. Was back to doing 1 min walk/1 min run since that was what the foot told me to do. Last weekend I was up to about 1 min walk/90 sec run but it wasn’t painless. I really detest just running so as a [...]

PT Appt #9 - 32 weeks since surgery - Last one!

Saw my PT today. He checked glute, quad and hamstring strength and all looked good. Left leg wasn’t substantially weaker than the right leg and the hamstring on the left felt stronger than the right - not sure why that is ….
Flexibility has improved for both and now the left is just about the [...]

7 3/4 months doctors appt

Saw my doc today and he said I’m doing well. He again said he had no explanation for why my right foot healed so quickly - LOL! He said my left foot is more normal though the fact that I can already do one legged heal lifts already is actually ahead of schedule. [...]

PT appt #8 - 7 months since surgery

Saw my PT today. He said my barefoot walking was noticeably better and I demonstrated that I’m doing unassisted, 1 footed heel lifts now. My left foot flexibility is still 1cm less than my right foot so I need to focus more on flexibility. I’ve already begun hanging my heel down from [...]

Making some definite progress - woohoo!

I’m doing 30 unassisted heel lifts now, I walk almost normal in bare feet, I can walk on my toes (though I can definitely feel that my left achilles is weaker). I have a PT appt on Thursday so I expect to get some jumping exercises this time around!
I started making progress after I [...]

A week of walking and standing in Tucson makes for an unhappy achilles :(

This is the time of year for the gem show in Tucson. I make my annual trek there to stock up on gems and findings needed for my jewelry design business. I have to say my foot definitely got annoyed since I was basically on my feet from about 8AM to 6 or [...]

PT appt #7 - 6 months since surgery

Went to PT today and I’m just about where I was at just after Christmas. Now that I figured out how to tell when I’m overdoing it I can stop doing that. My PT felt around my foot/calf and the only area that feels different and painful is the back of the heel [...]

A very weird difference in the healing between right and left feet

I’m still working to get back to the strength level I had before Christmas. A visit with my doc where he had me do an unassisted heel raise when the foot was NOT ready for it set me back quite a bit. I had done a couple of those in PT about a [...]