Archive for the ‘Achilles Tendon Rupture’ Category

Maybe healing a bit short is scary after all!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

I saw a nifty podiatrist/chiropodist today, here in Toronto. (The two names are interchangeable here, though apparently not elsewhere.) My immediate problem was a nasty corn on top of a "hammertoe" that got very upset on my first ski week in Whistler, back in Jan-Feb. The bad toe was on ...

A cure for my addiction to AchillesBlog.com?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

So here I am, about 10.5 months after "getting the boot" and signing onto the UWO protocol, a few days after tearing my second AT. As some of you have read elsewhere on this site, I've generally been delighted with my pain-free and hassle-free recovery since last December, EXCEPT for ...

The case for skipping ATR surgery

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Many people come to AchillesBlog.com because they've just torn an AT and are wondering what to do. Their first important decision is whether or not to "go under the knife", to get the ATR repaired surgically. The alternative -- non-surgical care -- is often badmouthed by "experts" (who should know ...

Tricks to using AchillesBlog.com and WordPress

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

It's gradually been dawning on me that it would be helpful to have one spot here, where we can share our fave tips and tricks on using this nifty web-site. Like ways to post, edit, navigate, use widgets, etc., etc. Obviously, Dennis has outlined many of the basic steps, starting on ...

And the results are IN!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

As I posted last night, Tomorrow my PT puts me on the computerized machine that’s going to compare my healing ankle-and-AT’s performance to the other side. My ROM is pretty close to 100%, but I expect the various strength benchmarks to be maybe in the 45%-65% range. We’ll see. Well, I've now ...