One Year anniversary

It’s been a year. Today is the one year mark! With regard to recovery I can honestly say the biggest milestones are at the 6 week mark, 9 week mark, and the 4 - 5 month mark. So weight bearing with the boot, two shoes and the end of physical therapy.
Getting back [...]

10 months

I skipped posting my six month post and here we are at 10 months. I’ve been back at tennis since the 4 month mark including league matches . When you are told you will be out for a year with a fully ruptured achilles and you are back in 16 or so weeks, [...]

5 months post op

My first two tennis league matches were both wins (doubles)!
I have discontinued Physical Therapy because my gym classes are just as good if not better for strength training
Still have a limp after running around, but I know this will go away. It doesn’t hurt at all.
Still have the bump on the one side where [...]

4 and 1/2 months post op

Switching from weekly progress to monthly or bi-monthly because I skipped. It’s hard to believe I’m almost at the 1/2 way mark to the one year recovery period. For ladies day league tennis I’m starting my first league match tomorrow. The captain put me on line 2 doubles for an A2 level match. [...]

Week 17 Post Op

Four months is definitely a milestone. There are huge improvements in my mobility. I played in a tournament today. I may not be able to get to every ball, but I can get to most of them. There is no pain. Swelling is really down. I even wore boots [...]

Week 16 Post op 4 days away from 4 months

Definitely getting back to exercising and tennis. Played 3 sets this week and at the end I was done. Wouldn’t want to play a league match. It’s hard to stop and I really can’t sprint to get to balls I could previously. My ankle is tight and occasionally there is pain [...]

Week 15 post op

Happy New Year! At week 15 I’m able to clip in to the road bike. It is a little painful to clip out the way I normally do, so I clip out with the other foot then slowly move my foot out of the other pedal. I also can jog. [...]

Week 14 post op

First of all Merry Christmas! The update for this week is that I can jog a little bit. I tried a short jog just to see and plan on increasing that to a jog/walk on my normal route. (normal for what seems like forever ago). I’m hoping to hit some tennis balls [...]

Week 13 post op

The exercises with the physical therapist advanced to heel drops and one leg heel lift on an incline. This is my new difficult movement. I am able to raise both heels to balance on the toes. The non injured foot does most of the work so it’s not equally balanced.
Swelling is STILL THERE! [...]

Week 12 post op

I saw the surgeon and he likes the way things are looking. He said it is ok to start doing standing heel lifts and lowering the heel beyond neutral. This should help stretch out the calf and head in the direction of full range of motion. Also coming up…jogging! Not until [...]