Archive for November, 2010

Nov 20 2010

15 months along

Published by doctorj under Uncategorized

Progress remains slow but steady, now a full 15 months since my Achilles tendon rupture and repair. The strength of my repaired right leg is pretty close to that of the left, even though the right calf remains slightly smaller. Range of motion has been quite good from early on. The calf cramps that were such a problem during the first months have resolved almost completely. Most importantly, I am back to the same level of physical activity as before the injury, including some light weight basketball. I get sore after a vigorous day of exercise, but a lot of that is in my old knees rather than in the ankle. I missed skiing completely last winter, and am looking forward to it. An early winter storm is already dumping snow in the Sierras as I write this.

To the recently-injured readers of Achillesblog, I encourage patience and a philosophical attitude. An Achilles tendon rupture is a rough, rough injury. But ultimately, time heals.

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