Week 9, everything’s going fine!

As the title states, week 9 underway and PT is progressing well at 3 times a week. Looks like next week I will graduate to strengthening on my own without PT guidance. Today was my best day as far as gait and fatigue, as all my steps are focused on the heel and push off to engage the tendon I typically am sore and tired by days end. Today not so much and felt as normal as ever with daily routines.

Yesterday at the gym I was able to incorporate wall ball exercises which include a full range squat…that was a great feeling. Still very aware I am in the re-rupture zone so still using extreme caution and listening to my body to judge workout volume. I am itching for when I can run again! Overall I am pleased to be where I am and staying positive knowing I will eventually be back to 100 percent. Those of you reading that are in the early weeks, just chill and know it will come back with time.

Cheers!

4 Responses to “Week 9, everything’s going fine!”

  1. Ripraproar
    March 24th, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Hi , are you surgery or non op

  2. Dusman
    March 24th, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    Sorry for any confusion, I went the surgical route: micro incision 6 days after rupture. I will have to post some pics for reference. Thanks!

  3. March 24th, 2013 | 7:43 pm

    Thank you for the encouragement. Please listen to your body. I understand when we feel strong, we overestimate! I am so excited for you ;-)

  4. March 26th, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Sounds great, I wasn’t at that point until Week 12, just make sure you take it easy and be very careful for the next few weeks until you are out of the danger zone. Also, make sure to introduce new exercises, reps, distance, weight incrementally to be sure not to over do it. I set myseklf back a couple of weeks this way about a month ago. When you do change your workout give your body a day or two to see how it responds. Happy healing.

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