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3 Responses to “Hello world!”

  1. Hi everyone,
    I’m currently 9 weeks after surgery for a calcaneus rupture. My doctor is fairly conservative regarding PT, but my therapist is trying to move me beyond his recommendation which caused some pain and distress for me right before (and during) my Xmas visit with my family out of town. I backed off of the exercises during my visit and plan to start back today. But my question is this…What if any pain should I be feeling at this stage and under what conditions? I often feel a shooting burn or zing at the site that my tendon was reattached to the heel bone. Is this a normal sensation caused by healing or reason for concern?

  2. I can only speak for myself & what my PT told me. She said that the odd little pains are part of healing. I get what I call little zips, zings, zaps…she said they are nerves healing, tissue healing, just healing. On a scale of 1-10 they fall in the 2-4 range & pass immediately…however, she said pains that HURT, make you go WTF??!!$$%%^^ , that on a scale of 1-10 are greater than a 6 are serious, stop what you are doing. Hope that helps.

  3. Hi - I had two ATR injuries from my accident. One is AT at the heel and like you, my doctor was conservative regarding the ATR at the heel. Before 12 weeks, most of my rehab consisted of simple PF, DF, and ROM exercises. At 12 weeks, I got very vigorous massages and joint mobilization/flexing by my therapist because the AT is considered healed and strong enough. I agree with Donna, momentary zings at the heel that can repeat for a short while should be monitored, but is probably okay. If it is hurting or repeats due to a specific activity, I would check with the doctor or therapist. My therapist tells me to stop an activity if I have pain and she provides a different exercise to accomplish the same function. At 18 weeks, I still experience the momentary zings and throbbing at the base of my heel and can usually correlate them to a specific activity I did that day.

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