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Day 7 - trapped in the house

February 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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It’s actually difficult to keep the heel elevated at all times. Every time I get up to go use the bathroom, I feel the blood rushing down to the foot and it feels like it’s going to explode.

I’ve been reading that it’s not good to put direct pressure on the incision wound, which is what happens when you lie on your back and elevate your heel. This article from the American Journal of Orthopedics recommends that you lie on your stomach or on your side while elevating the cast. The important part is not putting any pressure on the stitched area. It’s tricky to do, but not impossible.

Back is being stressed from being bed-ridden, I need to find ways to elevate my foot without damaging my back as well.

Accidental twitches of the toe during sleep that strains the achilles heel is quite painful. I am wide awake after that, the pain lingers for some time. One hell of an alarm clock. Hopefully it’s not doing any permanent damage.

Tags: Day * · achilles injury

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bill // Nov 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hey,
    Ive been reading through your blogs and its very reassuring to see that you have had the same symptoms as I.
    I also fully tore my archillies playing ball.I had the sugery 3 weeks ago.Sounds like a long road to recovery!
    Bill.NZ

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