Tomorrow marks the 10 week anniversary of my ATR ( 9 1/2 weeks since surgery).
Three days ago, I ditched the compression socks and the ankle wrap and have been going completely support free.
I had a busy day at work yesterday, and walked about 4 times as much as I usually do.
Sometime during the afternoon, I realized that my ankle felt looser than it has. There was no pulling in the calf and tendon, and no stiffness in the ankle bones and no pain when I walked. I almost felt normal and was actually pushing off with my toes when I walked.
I think some of the scar tissue finally broke free and this is allowing me to move better.
When I woke up this morning, my ankle was still moving easily. I didn’t need to stretch it out before I got out of bed.
It was so beautiful outside, that I decided to go for a walk.
These are a couple of pictures from my MILE walk.
Yes, I walked a MILE in my tennis shoes!!! No crutches, no ankle wrap, no support. Just two shoes and two socks.
It took me 28 minutes of walking (with a 15 minute rest in between).
Now I am icing my foot. I isn’t too swollen and there is just a little pulling in the tendon when I do my foot pumps.
What a great day!!