Physio program in place

So the second physio session is now behind me. The treatment for now involved some stretching, twisting (… wobble board) and ultrasound. I am told that the ultrasound will accelerate healing and reduce amount of scar tissue. This was a hard session and I walked away with much pain… but noticeably looser ankle, so I was happy.

I picked up a stationary bike yesterday, as recommended by the therapist. Two 5 minute trips daily is what she had recommended for now, and that’s pretty much what I can take for now. I was told today that the ankle bone pain is normal, so that in itself was a relief. She could be blowing smoke… time will tell.

For now, I have routine and that at least brings some normalcy into my life. More on this later in the week.

8 weeks in cast finally over

Fellow sufferers,

Tore my right Achilles tendon in late June 2009 while dashing after the soccer ball. The whole incident was self inflicted really, as I had sprained my right ankle weeks earlier. I had decided then to walk things off and rest for a week before playing again. Should have called it quits for the season while my foot (tendon) was still in one piece. Stupid me. Lesson learned.

I was very disappointed when the fiberglass cast came off and I couldn’t walk at all. The range of motion (up/down) was something like 5 degrees. All bones inside my foot hurt beyond belief when I put some weight on, and the ankle was swollen too. I was crushed. I should add that I did not have a surgery.

So, now after 8 weeks in a cast I am looking forward to recovery. I have a walking boot (Aircast) and started my physio last week. I am doing stretching exercises and take walks twice daily, with my boot on… and crutches of course. My foot is still swollen and still hurts, but the tendon is not the biggest issue anymore, but rather the pain in the ankle bones… all of them. hope it’s normal and not signs of Arthritis.

Physio session #2 tomorrow. Fingers crossed.