Massaging… any tips?

December 3rd, 2011

Appreciate any tips or advice from fellow ATR sufferers as to whether I can/should be massaging the site myself at home.

I’m 6 weeks in - rehab is going OK and I’m down to one wedge in the boot and using one crutch. Physios haven’t done any massage yet, but I’m kind of keen to start myself.

Any advice / do’s and don’ts from others would be much appreciated - thanks in advance.


13 Responses to “Massaging… any tips?”

  1. Annie on December 10, 2011 1:26 pm

    Feed the goat …. and he will score!! Are you a City fan, I am one of the original achilles victims from about 3 years ago. Hope you are progressing well.

  2. feedthegoat on December 11, 2011 8:41 am

    Yep - absolutely - I am a true blue. My achilles recovery is also being measured out in mini-City milestones too:
    - was in A&E for the 6-1 (not ideal)
    - first PWB match (in boot) was Arsenal CC QF
    - first match in shoes will hopefully be Chelsea on MOnday night.

    How is your achilles now? Did you make a full recovery?

    And do you still go to see City?

    PS - the goat has long gone, but has been more than adequately replaced! My kids are getting very strange ideas about what being a City fan is all about!

  3. annieh on December 11, 2011 10:27 am

    Of course I still go to City … been going for over 55 years now!! Yes I know I am old….Season ticket holder, Colin Bell Stand see my blog and as I just checked 4 years ago in April, can’t believe it is so long ago, done whilst chasing teenagers in the car park of our sons flat in wait for it, Sportcity, directly opposite Etihad Stadium.

    http://achillesblog.com/annieh/

    I only check the site now and then and the first name I saw was Feedthegoat!!

    Unfortunately I have never fully recovered, perhaps an age thing, but mainly because the op was not done very well. Had nearly 3 years on and off at physio without success. Physio’s at Lancashire County Cricket Club suggested I have it done again but I did not want to.

    Due to this site I made several long standing email friendships which is a side benefit from the site. Dennis truly set up a great community.

  4. annieh on December 12, 2011 6:15 am

    Of course I still go to City … been going for over 55 years now!! Yes I know I am old….Season ticket holder, Colin Bell Stand see my blog and as I just checked 4 years ago in April, can’t believe it is so long ago, done whilst chasing teenagers in the car park of our sons flat in wait for it, Sportcity, directly opposite Etihad Stadium.

    http://achillesblog.com/annieh/

    I only check the site now and then and the first name I saw was Feedthegoat!!

    Unfortunately I have never fully recovered, perhaps an age thing, but mainly because the op was not done very well. Had nearly 3 years on and off at physio without success. Physio’s at Lancashire County Cricket Club suggested I have it done again but I did not want to.

    Due to this site I made several long standing email friendships which is a side benefit from the site. Dennis truly set up a great community

  5. gabe on December 14, 2011 1:21 am

    Hi ftg, who needs goat when you have Kun and Mario to boot….Shame Carlitos was lost in translation…Think we might be able to jump next May? Best recovery, gabe

  6. feedthegoat on December 20, 2011 8:34 am

    I’m not sure about the jumping Gabe - I was more of a soccer player than basketball. I say ‘was’ as I think I may well stick to the running after this!

    Kun and Mario both doing the business. Carlos who?

    hope you are also doing well.

    ftg

  7. gabe on December 21, 2011 12:34 am

    Well I am also wondering if I will be ever returning to the pitch but still dreaming about it…
    When I said jumping I meant jumping in celebration of a long well deserved title at the end of the season…Regarding Carlos, perhaps there was a bit of scapegoating there or some confusion because he usually just wants to play…Mancini was a fantastic player and is not a bad coach (he has such gifted players so he is expected to do well) but something strange went on there…just my impression from afar. How’s your recovery going ?

  8. feedthegoat on December 21, 2011 9:57 am

    Ah - so by jumping you mean ‘poznan’-ing!

    Well, no, I have to say I am a bit naturally pessimistic, but that’s what comes from being a City fan for 30+ years. And it’s so good while it lasts that who cares about the future!

    Not sure I quite agree about Tevez. He isn’t used to putting the club first, and Mancini won’t tolerate it. I say good for him.

    Recovery good so far - on track with what the doctors told me. Makes a BIG difference being able to get rid of the crutches. From there on at least you feel like you are back in some control.

    Good luck with yours. You are a few weeks behind me right?

  9. annie on December 21, 2011 11:43 am

    Just getting ready to leave the office to watch the blues v Stoke!! I’m too old to do the poznan and my legs won’t take jumping up and down, but I will watch with pleasure when those around me do it.

    City were fantastic to me when I was in a wheelchair for a few games, I had to have my achilles leg straight out in front of me on a wooden board due to other complications, and the Club gave both my husband and myself fabulous disabled seating for about 4 games.

    Good luck to all City achilles victims

  10. feedthegoat on December 21, 2011 6:08 pm

    Hope you enjoyed the game Annie. Top at xmas eh? Where will it all end?!

    So far there seem to be three City ATR victims on this site. Me, you and Gabe.

    ftg

  11. gabe on December 22, 2011 12:14 am

    You’re never too old for poznaning! What a great visual goal for complete recovery! We poznan=we recovered! Hope you enjoyed the ‘presents’earlier today…
    Good to know your recovery is right on track. Mine is kinda in flux. Paradoxically faster than the earlier doc’s plans but slow because of the dvt…Posted some details in my page. This one’s for u and for City of course!
    Best recovery and here’s to poznaning by next May !

  12. dmetz on December 22, 2011 12:43 am

    97 days after surgery and I have no limp with almost 60 pressure going up steps
    I have been to 32 PT sessions…Is that enough

    AM I BEHIND OR AHEAD…WONDERING

  13. dmetz on December 22, 2011 12:50 am

    just saw mu post…How did I wind up in masaging section

    sorry…merry christmas

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