May 07 2008


3rd Post-op appt. tomorrow

Posted at 11:44 am under 1st 4 wks--Before the Blog

Tomorrow marks 4wks post op.  Been experimenting with PWB in my boot the last two days.  Worked out yesterday (all the OTHER muscles) and last night had a real ache in my AT.  I suppose this is fairly normal when you begin weight bearing?  I’ve been remarkably pain free from the get-go (and I have the full bottle vicodon sitting on my bedside table to prove it), so I’m just hoping the rest of you had some similar aching?  I’m also almost totally swelling-free thus far.  Did people experience increased swelling during PWB and FWB?

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “3rd Post-op appt. tomorrow”

  1. Doc Rosson 07 May 2008 at 1:14 pm 1

    Aches will become common as you start to work out..added pressure from use is the cause. Swelling has been up and down depending on acitvity. Enjoy the PWB, one step closer to the end.

    Doc Ross

  2. dennison 07 May 2008 at 6:33 pm 2

    eriedutchgirl -
    I added your name to the “Recovering from ATR” list. If I’ve missed others, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

    Congrats on PWB! I didn’t really have much swelling during PWB or FWB. I am not sure if this is similar to your ache, but I did have periodic pain in my achilles that would come and go. It went away after a while though.

  3. eriedutchgirlon 08 May 2008 at 9:21 am 3

    Doc Ross,

    Thanks for the encouragement. Hey–I notice that you are a big proponent of massage as part of recovery. I’m a believer, too. I have an appointment this week with a local therapist who does ortho and myofacial. Wondering what your typical massage session includes, what you think is working and what you’d recommend.

  4. Doc Rosson 08 May 2008 at 10:10 am 4


    Obviously it depends on the stage of healing you’re in. At 4 weeks I would have the massage therapist work on adhesions and promotion of circulation. If you have any swelling then lymphatic work is great. Once you start strengthening then deep tissue work is advised but uncomfortable. Both legs, hamstrings, and up. enjoy and once a week while you’re recovering.

    Doc Ross

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