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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Ahhh …. got to do some cardio today!

I had my hubby drop me off at 24 hour fitness so I could get in some cardio. Did two 500m intervals on the rower. Had to rest my right leg periodically since it was sticking out to the side, holding my right foot off the ground, while my left leg was strapped [...]

3.5 weeks postop

Saw the doc today and get to do some ROM exercises. Just simple up/down and side to side movements - but anything is better than just keeping the foot in the boot all the time! Found out another difference between Haglunds Deformity surgery and straight ATR. Often in Haglunds (and [...]

1-footed Exercise!

So I was doing my own little exercise routine but decided to use google to find more things to do. So I searched for non weight-bearing exercise after foot surgery and found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxNyo1yRh60
I’ll have to check with my doc to see if I can bike yet and I know I [...]