Mar 14 2011

13 months post-ATR, 11 months post-ATRR

Published by daviduk at 11:04 am under Uncategorized

Time flies huh? Realised I am coming up to the anniversary of my re-rupture. Things improve, i am running (on the treadmill) regularly, happily doing 10K + and comfortably for an hour or more. It took longer than i expected to get to this point, but it is what it is.

I can say that my ankle always hurts - and keeps finding different ways to hurt! So never far from my consciousness. I tried laying off the running for a while but that made little difference (except to my weight!). First thing in the morning i take time to warm up, and the knot of stitching under the skin is very prominent first thing when there is no swelling. After a couple of hours on my feet the knot is subsumed into the swelling which always occurs. I guess this is the ‘new normal’.

I think, having re-ruptured, i am maybe more wary than i should be in terms of what i put my ankle through. In the gym, i am happy to jump up / down steps, doing some backward and forward shuttle runs and some bounding. However, outside the gym environment i am (probably over-) careful about how i use my ankle. I have certainly consigned my squash kit to the dustbin of history!

Sitting here typing, i can feel my achilles pulling, and having sat down for an hour i know when i get up it will be stiff again. I am more convinced than ever of the benefit of early mobilisation - my relatively slow mobilisation protocol involving several weeks in plaster after each ‘event’ is, i am sure, causing more discomfort than the achilles inhury itself. Two long stints in plaster have taken their toll!

Anyway, good luck to all on here! I finally got round to taking my ROM boots to the household rubbsih tip at the weekend (in the UK they are single use - always seemed a waste!). Heading for the gym later! It’s not all bad…

2 Responses to “13 months post-ATR, 11 months post-ATRR”

  1. mikek753on 14 Mar 2011 at 7:58 pm

    hello David,

    Glad to hear you doing Ok.
    I’m at 12.5 months as well.
    No I didn’t expect that my recovery will take so long as well.
    Even my ROM is normal, but is not as good as normal foot I have sourness and stiffness anyway.
    I thought that should go away by this time, but it isn’t.
    I don’t have pain in ankle, but some discomfort.

    Keep us posted.


  2. Scotton 24 Mar 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Nice to read similar outcomes as my own, I’m 13 mo post tear and 11 mo post retear. I have noticed so meny similarities to my healing. Ankle is always stiff after being sedentary. Over night it is a 5 or 10 min time to loosen it up. Resigned to heel cushions for now too. My calf raises are about 50% compared to the well side now. I use the compression sock on the bad side 4 or 5 time a week. It really does help keep down the weird feeling on the side of the foot and heel area. Like Norm I’ve stepped on a few things with that heel that send you thru the roof, like the piece of dog food on the floor you didn’t see.

    I’ve been checking out a compression sleeve for the ankle by a co. named bioposture. Its claim is it has ceramic fibers imbeded in it to compress and give a gentile warmth, how it differs from neoprene I don’t know but they have been hard to find do to being a new product and out of stock so far. I’ll let everyone know if its worth the 25 bucks they charge.

    Good healing

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