After 5 weeks in a cast (4 weeks post op) I’m finally in a boot. It’s a big leap forward as I can now wash my damaged leg. On an evening I can take it off and watch tv with a naked, elevated leg. It’s difficult to describe how liberating this all is. As for the leg, it’s still pretty swollen but I can at least start icing the area. Is there anything else I can do to reduce the darn inflammation?
It’s a bit odd but the swelling is my only discomfort at the moment. It is broadly in a band around the ankle. The actual Achilles wound feels fine. My next move will be a bit of very gentle movement to start getting the foot working again…..
Although the boot is heavier then the cast, I’m leaving it on during the night and it’s not too bad. When did everybody else feel confident about going without the boot overnight?
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