“. . .my heel will be twice as far from the wall. Simple geometry there.” should really read “my heel will be ONE AND A HALF TIMES as far from the wall.”

NOW it’s simple geometry! (The rest of the comment is right, I think!)

]]>And if you’re measuring from the wall to your toes (assuming the same foot length), that “twice as far” could be several times as far.

Here’s a f’rinstance: Say I’ve got 2.5′ lower-leg length, and yours are only 1.5′ long. At some reasonable angle (30 degrees flexion, I think), we could both make a 3-4-5 right triangle with knees against the wall. Wall to heel would be 1.5′ for me and 0.9′ for you.

But if our feet are 0.9′ long, then you can just touch your knee to the wall with ZERO distance from wall to TOE, while I’ve got 0.6′ of space there. You might think that you have no flexion at all, but you’re actually flexing 30 degrees to get your knees over your toes.

Obviously, foot length also effects the absolute wall-to-toe measurement, all else equal.

Again, your “good” foot should be a good guide to “all else equal” — except for a torn and healing Achilles, of course! — so the comparison between your two feet is your best guide of what you’ve got. ]]>

Sounds like you’re doing great. And well done with the dorsiflexion. I tried your method of measuring and am nowhere near your 15cm even on my uninjured side. Wonder if it depends on how long your legs are?! Both sides are almost the same now though by this measurement, so guess that’s something. All the best,

Sam ]]>