Mar 20 2012
I haven’t exactly been following the orders my doctor prescribed me about 3 weeks ago…
Originally, I was supposed to have heel wedges in my boot til the 6 week mark in which then I could start removing the wedges and begin rehab.
For almost a week now, I’ve been in 2 shoes, going for strolls, on the bike, and consistently adding exercises for my foot.
I know… I shouldn’t be doing this, and I’ve gotten way out of hand. Originally, I was supposed to be doing only active plantar/dorsi-flexing and inversion/eversion exercises without resistance. But I found that it got to easy to the point where it was getting pointless. So I started using the resistance bands and things just spiraled out of control from there.
The thing is though, my foot and calf are feeling much better and stronger each day. I saw my Physio the other day and although he wasn’t happy that I’ve been ticking all the risk boxes, he is surprised by the speed of my recovery.
The point of this post? There is none really, other than to show that I am a very impatient person and that if things go or don’t go so smoothly, I’ll hopefully have served as a useful guinea pig for the Achilles Blog community.
On a sidenote*
I had a great weekend down in Yakima, WA. It was the final exercise for a weekend Army course I’ve been on since November of last year and I just wanted to grind it through with my injury. I was definitely a bit worried for this weekend though as it was a bit more physical; the past month had been mostly classroom in nature.
This weekend was a big marker for me, for the past few weeks I was quite worried about how my achilles would hold up on this exercise. There were some times I felt I was getting out of my comfort zone, but in the end, things went well and I had a great time. I am however glad to be done the course and able to focus more on recovery now.