I’m a fitness instructor who had a partial rupture of the achilles (left) about 14 months ago. I was coaching two teams and then went to a training session for coaches. It didn’t hurt at the time but the next morning, I couldn’t even walk it was so incredibly painful. After 14 months of physical therapy, exercises, boot, ASTYM, cortisone shots, etc., it became obvious that although the partial rupture had to have healed, things were getting worse, not better.
I had surgery last Friday (Oct 2) to remove the Haglund’s deformity and am wondering what kind of recovery time can I expect? The surgeon put me in a boot and said “PWB as tolerated.” It’s been 7 days since surgery and I tried PWB yesterday and today I can say emphatically that is was not well tolerated the following day (today) as my pain level is up.
Anybody else had this surgery and farther along in the recovery process? I really don’t know what to expect and how hard to push it. I’m slated to go back to teaching 14 days post surgery but it will only be a pilates class. At 30 days though, I’m supposed to return to teaching a weightlifting class. Is that even going to be doable?