Last Friday (5wks 3 days post op) I saw my doctor one brief examination later I was issued at last with a protocol for my rehabilitation and cleared for PWB (at last). Across the hall I went to the PT for my first trial which thankfully turned out to be not as painful as I expected it would be. It seems however that due to the extended NWB / conservative approach of my surgeon it seems that there is more atrophy to the muscle and stiffness to the joint than expected so I may be in for some intense PT sessions. I was given some exercises and stretching to carry out at home and off I went.
Today (6 weeks post op) more PT this time it was a lot more aggressive (ok more painful) with some AT stretching and Theraband work but more emphasis placed on getting the bits and pieces in the foot working again. After this session I am more confident now with my AT (I know its not going to snap again at the slightest strain).
So, on the whole I’m a lot more positive now I’m respect to my recovery.
The other sympathetic AT seems to be OK now as well because I’m starting to be more mobile again (fingers crossed). Next PT is Thursday 30th Dec. Hopefully the snow has cleared by then so my wife can get her car off the driveway!
Take care everybody and have a happy Christmas
OK here’s a strange one…. I think my other Achilies tendon is now in sympathy for my injured one!
For the last two days now I have had an aching pain in my right (uninjured) tendon/ankle.
I can’t work it out because I’m totally NWB and following my surgeons instructions to the letter, “rest, rest, rest” I’m literally only moving to go to the bathroom or to bed.
Has any one else had this symptom? I’m a bit worried I may be doing something wrong and loading up the other tendon in some way preparing that one for rupture.
My next hospital appointment is Dec 17th, do I mention it then or get some attention before then?
Wow! what can I say, i am so impressed with the comments I recieved from my first ever post.
Thank you all for your comments, support and advice i really really appreciate it. The last few days I’ve been a bit down, but reading the blogs on the site ther seems to be a trend of feeling like there is little or no progress at these early stages. But like i said your comments have really lifted my mood. A thank you to Aileen as well from my wife who is now planning a layout for strategically positioned chairs around the house, apparently she to hates washing and ironing! LOL.
Thank you all again! Best wishes and a speedy recovery to you all.