First few steps without the walking boot.

I don’t officially come fully out of the walking boot until another 5 days, but i have been walking around the house and have also been a walk around the block. I first walked around the house with no crutches at all with┬áthe heel insert just in my sock and did this for 2-3 days. Then i tried walking around the house in my shoes with the heel insert in that. Finally yesterday I have been out the house with my shoes on as well but with the help of one crutch. The first walk took an eternity to cover such a short distance but i was careful and din tot have any real pain. My Achilles area is very tight ands stiff and this again makes me think I should get physio even though my orthopedic surgeon said I would do need one. I have used the word ‘walk’ loosely here when actually if far more of an hobble than a walk.

I also took my very first ’standing’ shower for 10 weeks today which was amazing. I had been showering by sitting on a stool in the shower because of the fear of slipping. I stood with my bad led slightly outstretched and towards the end i could feel it aching near my scar but it was well worth it. After i sat down for 5 minutes later the ache had gone.

4 Responses to “First few steps without the walking boot.”

  1. Congrats Daz! I started without the boot about a week ago. Watch the good foot though. Mine is really hurting, especially in the arch. I developed a huge bulge in the muscle there so I bought a foot massager (HoMedics, I don’t know if they sell them in the UK) and it works really well.

  2. Thanks stgmo,

    My good Achilles has started hurting again like it did when i first went into plaster after the op and then the boot. I guess it gets used to the eight difference with then boot and no i am asking it to get back to normal walking.

    I think I will need to do a bit of massaging myself.

  3. Hello Daz,
    Well done on your progress. Can you stand with your feet together with them both flat on the floor?

    Richard

  4. HI Richard,

    Yes I can stand like that., although my foot tends to want to turn out naturally at the moment.

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