Archive for April, 2010

This Socks!!

No that wasn’t a typo, it is however a very bad pun.

But it does describe something interesting I discovered at the beginning of the week. I usually wear trainers to work and since moving to 2 shoes (which seems like a lifetime ago) I’ve been wearing cushioned low cut sports socks which I thought would add a little more padding around the heel. The problem I’ve only recently noticed is the band constricts around the ankle and tendon, wasn’t uncomfortable, just meant that at the end of the day I’d have a more noticeable limp than at the beginning of the day. I thought it was just my leg getting tired with all the walking I do, so the past couple of days I’ve been going through my usual routine with and without socks. Sounds silly, but without socks made a noticeable difference as there was no pronounced limp at the end of the day.

It’s good to be back!

Well it’s been a while since I last posted anything. Great to see the site up and running again (excuse the pun).

Things are going as well as they can be at the moment. Started doing some light jogging….not having done any cardio work in 5 months it was a shock to the system! Had my last session of PT a few weeks ago and for the first time since this whole process began I had numbers to compare how weak my left leg is to my right. I was strapped in to a chair and they tested my range of motion, how much power I generated and the endurance of both legs. At the time I thought I’d done OK and thought my left leg was 20-30% weaker….that wasn’t the case. My left leg is 50% weaker than my right (a bit disheartening) and ROM was 95%, but I’m glad I did the test and I’m glad that it has helped me reassess my goals. Before I did the test, I thought I had a chance of being ready for the beginning of season in October, but I’m a long way off from that. On the plus side it has even me that little extra motivation to do more.