No Norm for this Injury

By going through this injury and reading everyone’s experiences I’m starting to realize more and more there is no norm for returning to normal with this injury. Some things depend on how agressive your doctor is, how fast you heal your age. Some people have have pain and other do not.  I think the best advise I’ve gotten is just to listen to your body. My doctor tells me to take it one step further than you think you can and thats worked pretty well for me. I’m now 12 week post op and have been walking in two shoes now for a few weeks. Now stuggling with trying to walk without a limp. The most frustrating part of this injury is you want so bad to return to normal but it takes time and patience. I guess I’m writting this because I was going to ask for experiences in how long it takes for the tightness to go away in the tendon when walking and to get rid of the limp. But my guess is I’m going to get a broad range of answers….

Need Some Reassurance

Well tomorrow will be week 8 for me. I honestly feel like I’m way ahead of the game compared to some others I read about here. I’ve been FWB since week 5. I still have swelling mostly in the evening if I’ve done to much during the day. It seems to get better and better as time goes on. The biggest change I’ve noticed this last week is that my foot feels more secure when out of the boot and moving it around. This past week I’ve also been able to walk without the boot mainly in the mornings taking a shower. This is actually more like a shuffle as I keep my foot at 90deg while moving around. My concern is that while standing in the shower, shuffling around and also while stretching my achilles a bit as instructed by my PT with a towel around my foot and pulling back…I can really feel my achilles stretching. It doesn’t hurt at all. I don’t really know how to explain it but is this normal? Will this go away when I go to two shoes? When I first started PT it was all just real tight and when I would go through the motions I really didn’t feel anything as it was just tight and probably still numb in that area. But now I can feel more the tendon stretching I guess. When I’m in my boot it all feels normal for the most part. So just looking for what others are feeling back there that have gone through this already or are going through this now…


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