Lauren’s AchillesBlog

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PWB Check-in

I hope everyone had a great holiday! After a somewhat daunting doctor’s appointment nearly a week ago, I’ve made quite a bit of progress. I can now with ease (and without nausea) move my foot correctly into a neutral position. I am still using crutches since I am PWB until this Thursday. I have, however, been putting more than 50% of my weight on my bad leg. I haven’t had any pain in my achilles, but my foot swells in my walking boot and my ankle becomes very sore at the end of the day. I am flying next week, and I am nervous that my ankle will be in pain for the flight(s). Has this happened to anyone else?

I also went to the gym for the first time in a month and felt awesome afterwards! Per doctor’s orders, I did not perform any lower leg exercises. I just lifted weights using my upper body, completed 100 push-ups on my knees, and performed quite a bit of ab exercises. I am so sore today! On Thursday, at my next appointment, I plan on inquiring about lower leg cardio or weight lifting exercises that I can perform when I am FWB in the boot. When did everyone start doing body weight squats and lower leg lifts/hamstring curls? Do you think I would be able to do these in a walking boot?

I am excited for my check-up this week as I finally feel like I am making some progress!