Apr 03 2015

5 weeks post op and 1 question

Published by lindaf at 6:48 pm under Uncategorized

I am doing really well. Went to the gym for the first time today. Did the stationary bike for 20 minutes- no problem- could have easily gone longer but didn’t want to push it too much. Also continued with my upper body and core workout from seated position which I have been doing since week 2. I am PWB with 1 crutch and have tried FWB and seems like I can do with no pain, but just staying within doctors orders of PWB until I see OS at week 6.

Donna- you mentioned in another post to make sure to push with shin in boot and not ankle. I am trying to step on heel, so I think that is the same thing as leading with the shin- but just want to make sure. I have been blessed with strong legs and calves so I feel that will help my recovery- but just want to make sure I am walking correctly in the boot so my tendon heals strong. I don’t start PT until 4/10- so just wanted to make sure I am walking correctly until I see OS and PT.

2 Responses to “5 weeks post op and 1 question”

  1. donnaon 03 Apr 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Yes you are correct…heel should be taking weight in the boot… put heel of boot down, roll forward by pushing forward with shin, boot should be snug. It will be easier when you are FWB…kind of hard to get the motion going and into a stride PWB…LOL…I had to put my boot back on to write this description because I couldn’t remember if one could walk properly if not FWB…at 21 weeks I haven’t worn this thing in two months.

  2. glenskieuson 03 Apr 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Donna, thanks for being so active on replying..it helps a lot and i will be next in this situation :)