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1st PT session…kinda lame.

So I am officially a “boring” case; says my PT.  My dorsiflexion is at 13 (good foot 15), eversion is lower cuz of the swelling. She was surprised at how much strength and flexibility I have. She also said that she has only had men ruptures and they are all in their late 30’s and 40’s. I guess being an active chick in her 20’s has an advantage or 2! I have to do single leg balance (barefoot), dorsiflexion with band and this other crazy exercise. I bought a pair of “fitflops” and a pair of backless gym shoes. One spot of my scar (near the bottom) isn’t healing so well, but otherwise the back of the shoes doesn’t bother it…. Any suggestions on that? my doc said that my body may be rejecting the  internal suture. i just think my shoes have been rubbin too much. Spent the whole day in shoes, feels fine. Then tripped on the dog going up the stairs and damn near died!! My ankle is super achy but no rerupture. Geez what a scare!!! My swelling isn’t too bad. My ankle is really hot but I’m keepin it elevated and iced at the end of the night.  Im feeling fabulous and have decided to start training for competition in October. Now, I know that I need to take the left leg slow, and its going to build differently. I am not pushing it, I’m having my associates help me out so as to not push myself too hard. I feel i need to have a goal. If i don’t have a goal I’m going to keep gettin soft.  Anywhoo, hope all of you are well and feeling good and staying positive!!! muah!

2 Responses to “1st PT session…kinda lame.”

  1. normofthenorth Says:

    Somewhere on this site there’s a compilation of all of us, with our key dates and how we ruptured our ATs. Of all the ways listed to tear an AT, my fave was “Not stepping on the cat”! It sounds like you came close — yikes!

    Otherwise, it sounds terrific for 7-ish weeks!

  2. marina Says:

    You’re going to do fine. My heel is still a bit warmer than my good one, on 5 month’s mark. You will definately see your good foot building up, I haven’t seen mine that strong before, both upper leg and calf, due to the strengthening excercises I do for my repaired one. Sometimes I feel like the bad one won’t ever look like my good one, as inevitably am working on the good one too..
    I’m thinking of getting back to basketball in one-two months, am already going to the court for a couple of weeks now, and I’m 33. This shouldn’t stop you, you’re young and strong, but just don’t do too much too soon. Wish you best of luck, keep us updated :-)

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