6 weeks and 2 days: down to one heel lift

I am now 1 1/2 months post surgery. Hard to believe it has been this long. I switched to just 1 heel lift in the boot yesterday and it feels almost the same. I am walking FWB now in the boot with no complications. I am still a little swollen but nothing Like I had expected. I have been working on my basic exercises (stretching the hips and quads, waking up the foot muscles with towel curls and trying to grap marbles). I feel like my dorsiflexion is good but my surgeon said that under no circumstances am I to stretch it.

I go down to no heel lifts next week and then see my surgeon again on May 21st. I am hoping to be able to wear a normal shoe at that point. I will also be cleared to start therapy as well at that time. My surgical scar is moving well also. Once I figure out how to post a picture I will do so since some of you had expressed interest in my surgeon’s technique. He does a small scar/incision right where the tear was versus the tradition cut going up from your heel.

I hope all is well with the rest of you. Really starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just wish that tunnel was not in the Fall but I can’t complain so far.

One Response to “6 weeks and 2 days: down to one heel lift”

  1. Greg, in my last post’s comments I re-posted another blogger’s (Chocolata’s) instructions for how to insert pictures into your blog. They worked for me. Check it out if you haven’t figured this out on your own already. -David

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