ibjc’s Achilles Recovery

         My return to 2 feet!!!

August 16, 2012

Leg Shape Question???

Filed under: Boot, Daily — Jenifer @ 5:16 pm

I’m in a vacocast and told to do my range of motion exercises without stretching yet for another week. I add that in along with my range of motion using a towel to stretch the tendon. Ok so today my question is this….. I’m doing my range of motion and looking at my leg and when I pull my toes up towards my calf there is a bulge at the base of my calf. It’s sore and I can feel the bump that is about the size of a quarter. I never noticed it before today and I just stated (2 days ago) to put some weight on my leg as I’m walking with the crutches. Is this normal? There is no tone to my leg now since it’s been 9 weeks of non use so I’m not sure if this is normal or if I should be concerned. This is NOT the site where my tear was, that was lower on my leg so I know it’s different.

July 19, 2012

VacoCast or NO?? Football time….need help fast.

Filed under: Cast, Daily — Jenifer @ 5:20 pm

I’m trying to figure out my next step and Dr. will put me back in the AWFUL…..deRoyal boot that throws my hips, back and shoulder off. Did I mention I don’t like the deRoyal boot what so ever…..well its true. I was in that for 10 months and hated it and don’t want to go back after the cast comes off. So my question is about the quality of the VacoCast achilles/pro. What are the pros and cons of this boot. I only get some reimbursement from my insurance company which I have been fighting the past few days so before I spend the money on this…..I need your thoughts as to what boot to look into if not the VacoCast. Everything I see and read about it is coming back positive. Here is my schedule when I’m back to walking and in a boot…..Football is here and I’m a sports photographer so I will need to be out on the field every Friday night and for some other scrimmages during the week. My goal is to be ready for the game that is being played on ESPN2 on August 26th. This is the date in my head so with that said…..what boot is the choice….pros and cons….give it to me!!!! I want to order it ASAP if possible.