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70 weeks later..

A few weeks ago I completed the annual city2surf race in Sydney in a time of 74 minutes - 3 minutes slower than the last time I completed it injury-free 3 years ago. I was very nervous but had trained hard for the last 6 weeks and felt strong but still didn’t want to [...]

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I’ve managed a few short jogs - 4 or 5km -in the past week or so and backed up pretty well….if anything the AT was the least sore part of my body which has been hibernating for almost 6 months! I can manage about 6 one-legged calf raises but there’s still a way to [...]

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Sore AT

I’m keen to hear from others regarding soreness in the AT. I’ve been in 2-shoes for 10 days now and my PT involves the following; 2 x 30 knee-to-wall (as comfortable), 2 x 10 2-footed standing heel raises and 5 x balancing on alternate legs - repeated 3 times during the day. My [...]

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Two Shoes

Got the all-clear to lose the boot yesterday and reacquaint myself with my right shoes - which were very dusty! After a 90 minute wait I spent all of 90 seconds with the doc. He checked the range of my dorsi and plantarflexion and did the Thompson test and sent me on my [...]

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Sural nerve damage

The lateral side of my foot is still numb and my doc suggests that there could be damage to the sural nerve - either from the rupture or the surgery, although he says he avoided the region during the op. He assures me the numbness will go away but hasn’t indicated by when. [...]

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Tips Please!

Ok, so I progressed into a cam boot yesterday with a 1cm removable heel lift. The surgeon said I could start to weight bear as tolerated and the physio showed me how to walk in the boot with crutches. So far I’ve been taking most, probably all, of the weight on the crutches [...]

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Deja Vu

5 weeks to the day from my ATR I found myself back in A&E after stacking it on my crutches and cracking my cast open as I landed full on the bad leg. Fingers crossed there’s only superficial damage to the cast, which gets reapplied this morning after a check-up by the doc. [...]

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I was able to work from home after surgery but decided to go back to the office once I was in the lightweight cast. Lift maintenance at Town Hall is causing all sorts of problems, especially on the way home - such that a 15 minute journey now takes 40 mins (still not a [...]

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I love football; both playing it and watching it - following the People’s Club, Everton. But at 36 I fear I’ve played my last game after an ATR. What I thought was a sly kick from a fat Kopite was in fact my Achilles rupturing. I’ve had tendinitis and calf problems in [...]

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..so will come back once I suss it out!

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