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November 15, 2012

Week 5: Nov. 5 - 11 (PWB)

Filed under: Uncategorized — loneachillesoftexas @ 12:04 pm

Big progress this week.  Saw the Dr. on Monday the 5th and he gave me the “ok” for PWB!  Said I should continue stretching the ankle up and down and in circles and can swim and stationary bike if I want.

PWB should start with applying 25lbs. on my ATR foot and then progressing over two weeks to FWB.  Weight bearing, stretching, and exercise should be slowly scaled up and there should not be sharp pain (though he warned I would get sore).

I started with spinning twice a day on a recumbent stationary bike for just a few minutes and have been working my way up each day until I hit 30 minutes each time.  First few days was very sore and took Tylenol as needed, but not much else.  Slightly more movement (maybe an inch dorsiflexion and a couple inches planterflexion) - but not anywhere near my other foot.  I still wear my boot (90 degrees since surgery) while moving and sleeping, but take it off to stretch and “air out” while sitting.

Everything seems to be progressing well.   I’m very cautious with my foot, but happy with the ability to rest it on the ground, elevate and ice only once a day or so, and PWB.

1 Comment

  1. That’s awesome! I hope to be at the same place in two weeks.

    Comment by kkirk — November 15, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

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