Began therapy for the next 6 weeks.

I’ve been lax in detailing my further adventures.

The cast came off on 8/7 with the incision still tender and soft. Probably due to the moisture that collected in the cast. My whole foot smelled like old cheese. So I was on antibiotics for a week before therapy began.

Therapy is scheduled for 12 sessions and I’ve completed 3. My ankle area is very stiff and the therapist focuses on loosening up the area by having me perform range of motion exercises along with stretching. I can see and feel the progress as my foot has become easier to move and especially rotate. However I still must maneuver up and down stairs one step at a time and icing my foot is a daily routine in the evening.

One painful aspect is driving. There is considerable discomfort along the outer ridge of my heel, right where it makes contact with the floorboard in front of the gas pedal. The therapist can trigger the pain by pressing on the area but doesn’t know what’s causing the problem. I’m going to try various soft pads on the inside of my shoes (bought 2 new pairs) to determine if that can eliminate the pain. If not I’ll head to a doctor, but I don’t know if I should go to the surgeon or a Podiatrist.

One Response to “Began therapy for the next 6 weeks.”

  1. I wish I could rotate my feet, mine only point forwards - it must be a great party trick!
    Good to hear your progress is coming along.

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