Eight weeks and in two shoes

February 20, 2009 | |

Short visit with my Dr. yesterday and now I’m walking in two shoes. I don’t know who’s happier, me, or my wife now that she knows she doesn’t have to shuttle me everywhere. Here’s what I think helped me get to this point these past four weeks since losing the cast:

1) Do stretches first thing in the morning, even while in bed. I think this really helped me. Each morning the calf and tendon is tight, I would do my physical therapy approved stretches often before getting out of bed and putting the boot on.

2) Walk, walk, and walk some more. Walking in the boot is uncomfortable, but its worth the discomfort to get the leg moving. You may not think the heel’s getting any benefit, but I think any movement helps. Both my Dr. and therapist stressed the need to walk, and I think it helped.

3) Give yourself a massage. Five minutes rubbing the scar helped to loosen things up. I’d try to do it sitting at my desk, on the couch, any opportunity I could find.

4) Read through Achillesblog.com. I continue to find useful information throughout this site. I read it once a week for some motivation and to get valuable information.

Good luck everyone!


9 Comments so far

  1. bode on February 20, 2009 11:46 am

    Congrats on the two shoes in 8 weeks! You give me hope! Thanks!

  2. Robby on February 28, 2009 4:08 am

    hey kmcnabb

    When did you start for physio? I am coming up to post 4 weeks after op. (Cast for 3 wks, boot for 1 week so far)


  3. Robby on February 28, 2009 4:08 am

    hey kmcnabb

    When did you start physio? I am coming up to post 4 weeks after op. (Cast for 3 wks, boot for 1 week so far)


  4. kmcnabb on March 2, 2009 9:11 am

    I started physio at 4 weeks, once the cast was off. I went twice a week for 4 weeks while working on basic stretching and flexibility with the heel. No strength therapy. Once I got the boot off and in two shoes, strength therapy began - very light. I’m now on the stationary bike and elliptical for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time.

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