some scary stuff in PT today
My PT seems to have “gotten down to business” since I was discharged by my Ortho last week! After the usual massage, stretch and balance exercises, today we did seated double and single heel raises, Standing double and single heel raises, then—we did hops and bounds. That-was-scary! I would stand on AT foot, then hop off it and land on both feet. After reading some of the posts around here this week, I was quite scared to try it. But it wasn’t bad after taking the first literal “leap of faith”. The bounds were gentle exaggerated running motions accentuating the push-off.
Best of all?? I got to RUN a teeny, tiny bit! Just back and forth across the room 5 or 6 times, but my foot remembers how to run!
I will fully admit that my foot hurts now several hours later. My scar is stinging. My heel bone feels buised. My AT is achey. My ankle is swollen. My calf just remembered that there is muscle in there and it needs to get back to work. My PT thankfully told me to expect this, and to do these execises “as tolerated” this week. Hmmm, now that I’m thinking about it, my big toe joint and fore foot feel really good though!
I RAN a little! This felt like a very real step toward getting back to my distance running!