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 [...]

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 [...]

Getting ready!

Preop appt is done, disabled placard is ready to go, left foot surgery countdown … 9 days Same doc as for my right foot.  He won’t let me walk on hills until the 6 month mark so the disabled placard is good for 6 months.  Once I start walking I don’t typically use it, [...]

Getting ready for the next foot!

My left foot is getting worse and I really tweaked the achilles while trying to sprint after a speed demon in my last soccer game. I hoped to get my left foot fixed after a September tournament but, based on my last game, I doubt I’ll be playing very well by September so I [...]

A 2 footed shower!

OK - so I take joys in the simple things in life My doc said I could shower on 2 feet if I wore a croc with a heel lift on my right foot. My foot/ankle/leg finally felt strong enough last night so I abandoned our guest bath/shower with the grab bars [...]

2 shoes!

Today was the day I can wear 2 shoes again - but just for 3.5 hours So I started off by keeping my shoes on after driving home from exercising. At first I stepped very gingerly - not because anything hurts - things just don’t feel stable. Probably because I haven’t [...]