Week 9 post op

I showed up to PT without the boot. So I am officially out of the boot and in shoes. It’s easier to walk around in shoes versus barefoot. The tightness is annoying as well as the limp.
The physical therapist added leg strengthening exercises (leg lift supine, then on the side and clamshell with resistance band) 3 reps x10
He had me step off a step with my non injured foot. Wow is that difficult! It’s gotten better through the week.
I rode my mountain bike on a paved trail 4 miles with a long rest in between. The ankle really swells up. The PT doctor said that is normal and will lessen over time.
I still have the hard knots at the incision site above where the anchor was and hopefully is partially attached to the bone. Luckily those spots aren’t irritated in the shoe much.
My day has been wake up to stiffness, do my PT, the achilles feels good and has the best mobility. Do an activity and the ankle swells, ice it and then later in the day the bottom of the heel hurts (plantar fasciitis). I use a tennis or lacross ball for soreness, myofascial release.
I was able to get on the tennis court and hit a few balls that were fed to me and practiced serves. This makes me so happy!!!!!
Physical Therapy once a week followed by me repeating those exercises plus some I found on YouTube that correlate with the week of recovery I’m in. Such as towel slides, ABCs and ankle pumps with the foot elevated on a Swiss ball as well as gentle rocking on the Swiss ball moving the ankle forward backward and side to side while on the ground.

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