Physical therapy start

October 17th, 2009

The 14th of October was the first physical therapy session.
The main focus now is to get the balance back in my ankle.
He gave me some walking exercises to improve the walking, right now it looks like I am 87. :-)
We are now 4 days after they took the cast of. The first days my ankle was swollen, but now this is getting less and less.

I do my exercises everyday, like rolling a ball under my foot back and forth. I have to stretch my tendon using a belt, my PT thinks we can start with some stretching next week.

Today I am going swimming for the first time in almost 2 1/2 months. To put it in perspective, I live on a tropical island where we used to go swimming every week at least 2 or 3 times. Swimming and going to the beach was something I was looking forward to.

Ok, I’ll keep you up to date on my recovery. Have to get ready to go to the beach. :-)


6 Responses to “Physical therapy start”

  1. 2ndtimer on October 18, 2009 10:13 am

    Well I hope you enjoyed your first swim….. I am dying from jealousy here, it is 6 C and counts as a nice day!
    Your recovery is impressive, real fast!

  2. kramerversuskramer on October 18, 2009 10:34 am

    Thanks, I did enjoy my swim. You think that my recovery is fast ? I guess I am a bit impatient. No, I’m quite happy with the way things are going.

  3. 2ndtimer on October 18, 2009 11:24 am

    After 8 months I have learnt what patience is…

  4. kramerversuskramer on October 18, 2009 11:25 am

    Why 8 months ? Did you have surgery the first time ?

  5. 2ndtimer on October 18, 2009 11:30 am

    No, I had conservative treatment first, cast 7 weeks, boot with FWB for 4 weeks, started physio, had flare ups, swelling, re-ruptured after 18 weeks. Had surgery, cast for 5 weeks, boot for 6 weeks, and now I am in 2 shoes for 3 weeks finally… Can walk now 3 kms. :-)

  6. kramerversuskramer on October 18, 2009 11:34 am

    Wow.. that’s tough. I had my cast removed last Tuesday and walking is going better everyday. Little steps forward.
    Good luck with your recovery!

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