14 weeks video - barefoot and 1 heel …

14 weeks videovideo .
I’ve started getting some strength back.
Started in swimming pool and it helped a lot.
I have to continue elevate to keep swelling down :-(
It’s been 14 weeks, but swelling just doesn’t disappear and I have to level injured foot up every 2 - 4 hours for a while.
Swelling isn’t visual as was before and I can tell by stiffness or some pain.

3 Responses to “14 weeks video - barefoot and 1 heel …”

  1. btsilver Says:

    Thats awesome! You seem to be a little ahead of me with the heel raises. Keep up the good work!

  2. dreams Says:

    I’m at 34 weeks and I still have a lot of swelling. That said, I had a second surgery 13 weeks ago because my wound wasn’t healing properly. My PT gave me a compression sock to wear, and that has made a big difference. I wear it if I am going to be on my feet for a long time, or when I am working out. I have also found that drinking more water helps keep the swelling down.

    Deanne (aka DREAMS)

  3. mikek753 Says:

    Go to swimming pool if you can ;-)
    it helped me a lot, while been in pool just 3 times so far :-(
    you can be as deep as you comfortable, but you can do full foot motion, yes in slow motion, but motion. That restores some memory of correct way using your foot - IMHO.
    However, be careful as it’s so easy to forget that you have injured AT!!!
    I forgot and dive while pushing from both foots, good I was deep enough, but felt pain regardless.
    Also, kicking while swimming is challenging and comes with pain, so I don’t do it at full strength for a while. Hope to get better.

    I started barefoot walking on shore line - wet sand. Did it twice so far. 1 hour ride to ocean, but worse it for me.
    At first it was hard, but I managed to do it.
    Also I check for my foot prints for foot ball area, to make sure I press foot ball enough. If I tired / pain I just step down to ocean water that cools AT / foot down ;-) and I can continue.
    As result I was able to managed going down stairs - slow, but heel bends and foot roll to its ball point - that was real progress.

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