My dog’s face says it all. The doc called yesterday and told me that if I don’t move forward with ROM that I’ll need a surgery to release my tendon in the future - HELP! I have very little ROM at 6 weeks - I’m still at 5 degrees and stretching doesn’t work - the AT is like a board. Sooo…in great terror of the above, I cranked the Vaco down to zero yesterday and have been in misery for 24 hours. (Think Jodi’s last post) Has anyone else struggled with ROM at 6 weeks? The PT stretches it brutally every time I go (3x per week), and I made gains for the first 2 weeks - then came to a standstill. I actually lost ROM when I started PWB last week. sigh.
I don’t do any theraband stuff - does that help? The PT said it was too early. I switched to my other boot in the afternoon - but couldn’t get the heel down to zero. Apparently, the big foam build up in the heel of my Vaco liner has me somewhere above 0 degrees - which is still painful - so won’t be able to use the other boot for relief of hotspots until I get more flex.
Please post any success stories with limited ROM at first. What is the window for stretching the AT and calf to zero and beyond? Am I past it at 6 weeks?? The doc is scaring the tar out of me! Thanks, Kim
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