-> PWB

June 25th, 2013

So I believe my doctor and PT did not communicate well enough..  Anyways, I’m 4 weeks into PT and seem to be progressing very well.  I receive massages at my PT and then go into other exercises.

-On Mondays or Tuesdays I get a heavy massage and then go hard on either back, core, or tricep workouts.

-On Thursdays I get a lighter massage and then have been more apt to do core work.

My PWB began just yesterday.  I already have ROM up pretty high.  I think I was told to wait a bit too long to PWB to the point where it likely won’t take that long to be FWB. I saw my doctor today for the 1st time in 4 weeks.  He told me I can progress to 2 shoes and bring the wedges into the shoe if I wanted to.  I don’t think I’m ready for that.  I’d like to get used to walking in the boot first.

Hadn’t posted for a while.. wanted to give everyone an update and check in on some others recovery as well.


How long did it take you to go from PWB to FWB?

When did you go to 2 Shoes?, did you do it while PWB or after FWB?

When did you begin taking wedges out?  (I only have 2 to begin with.. I think I could probably switch to 1 already due to PT, but Zero would be way too much)

Thanks, sorry this post isn’t all that exciting.

5 Responses to “-> PWB”

  1. kellygirl on June 25, 2013 6:27 pm

    There is a lot of space between Dr. visits here in the U.S. I’ve been counting down the days–tomorrow is 4 weeks in the boot and my next appointment. I guess healing takes time.

    I’m non-op and progressed from PWB to FWB immediately. I’m sure it’s different with an incision. I also cheated a bit and have been doing a bit in two shoes this last week (week 7.) I was told to keep the first wedge in for two weeks and remove the remaining two wedges at one week intervals. I removed the last wedge today.

    Great to read about your progress!

  2. normofthenorth on June 26, 2013 3:28 pm

    UWO — bit.ly/UWOProtocol — took 2 weeks of PWB between NWB and “FWB as tolerated”. But two new protocols from the UK — one of them backed by some terrific statistics (at least on their rerupture rate) skipped those two weeks completely! Discussed recently on suddsy’s blog page.

  3. hattrick30 on June 26, 2013 4:29 pm

    Yeah the doctor told me ‘as tolerated’ but said don’t push it. Told me to make sure I wasn’t forcing anything, no pain, etc.

    I really think I could FWB to be honest. It’s a bit odd, but it’s not painful at all. Without pain, going straight to FWB would be okay? Just feels week more than anything. I’ve only taken a few steps FWB though.

    I’ll check out suddsy’s blog too, thanks!

  4. marissa23 on June 27, 2013 10:40 am

    I started PWB at 5.5 weeks. I’m still working towards FWB but hope to be there by about week 7. I don’t get too much pain but It does feel tight so I haven’t been overdoing it too much. Goodluck with your recovery.

  5. hattrick30 on June 27, 2013 12:44 pm

    @ marissa23,

    Thanks so much for your post. Good luck with your recovery as well!

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