YEEEEESSSSS!!!! I AM IN TWO SHOES NOW!!!!! (AND IT REALLY FEELS GOOD!!!!)
After seven endless weeks finally got the cast removed last thursday. I was very nervous to see how the tendon and leg were at this point (that’s one of the big diferences betwen boots and casts, you can’t see your tendon everyday when you wear the cast), I had not seen it in almost 2 months!
After the nurse battled for five minutes with the cast and almost amputated one of my fingers with the power saw, finally the cast came off and got to see the sight: nice looking scar (about 10 cm), not too much muscle loss, not much swelling, tendon looking strong… I rapidly felt very happy to go into the next phase.
But as the doctor told me to stand on my feet, I quickly realised this isn’t over and recovery is going to be a long, long path. I have lost a lot of ROM in dorsiflexión and I can’t even put my heel in the floor when I stand (the tendón felt as tight as ever has). I have to place the right foot slightly in front of me to be able to stand. And when I try to walk I have a superlimp (I hope it will dissapear slowly trhough the next weeks). The doctor gave me two heel insoles (2 cm each) that i will need to use for the next weeks, along with the crutches.
Did anybody experience difficulties with ROM? How much time did you need to get the tendon back to full dorsiflexion?
KEEP ON RECOVERING!