Ok, I’m technically not “cleared” to walk. I’m supposed to be NWB or at least only use the bad foot as a kick stand until my appointment on 7/26/12. But I had been suffering AND taking pain killers for a pinched nerve in my back for the last 3 days and I know it’s from either being hunched over on my crutches or having to lift my scooter to turn (it has an awful turn radius) plus my left side having to compensate sooo much for my right!
I know this isn’t exactly doctor’s instructions to upgrade myself to PWB (I have a spring hinge walking cane) but my leg and body only feel better when I walk around or move. My calf muscle (where the tendon attaches) is only sore when I have been sitting too long. Anyway, I will take it easy and am always cognizant of re-rupture. I wear my boot most of the time. I do not wear the boot at night but I wear it snug to go to the bathroom and before and after showers.
This maybe aggressive on my part but I am considerably less sore when I’m able to walk. At night I go home and put a heating pad on it and there are no signs of any swelling at all these days.