I know this site is about Achilles injuries, but it was interesting how similar my finger extensor tendon tear issues were to Achilles issues. In particular, don’t rerupture and don’t heal long. Well, my autistic daughter got out of control about two weeks in and, while getting her into her safe room, my finger splint came partially off, messing up my healing tendon in the process. It is now out of the splint and functions well enough, so it’s fine.
I see there has been some discussion about faster rehabs here lately. I believe faster rehabs can be done safely. The key is being aggressive, but in a very gradual and careful way, I think. In my case, I did a lot of pushing early, then backed off, once my goal of being able to handle my daughter’s meltdowns was reached. Once I had enough range of motion to walk fairly well in my shoes at four weeks, I didn’t stretch any more for some time. I worked the strength fast enough to be able to hold up my weight with my calf at eight weeks, but didn’t work at anything “explosive” for some time after that, and then very gradually. Again, I had reached my goal, so the risk was no longer worth it. That path worked for me. We all have different lives and goals, so it makes sense that we rehab at different paces, at least when we have a chance to do so.
Best wishes everybody,
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