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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 ...

17 weeks, still improving (though slowly)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

After weeks of hanging out here several times a day, the death and re-birth of AchillesBlog.com gives me an unusual double-snapshot of a slow phase of recovery. It's like seeing an old friend for the first time in a long while, when it's easy to notice physical changes that might ...

A more complete review of the options — surgical vs. non-operative

Monday, March 8th, 2010

[Note: While this review, now 3 years old, is still a pretty good summary of the evidence on "op vs. non-op" and how it has changed since 2007, we've been having some more modern discussions, partly at my "The case for skipping ATR Surgery" page. And there are two new ...

Small victories, still waiting for calf strength

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Just past 11 weeks after "the boot" arrived, my left ankle keeps feeling better and doing better, and my lifestyle has returned to normal in almost every way except sports -- but I still have a little "dip" in my stride, because my left calf still can't "push off" enough ...

I made a faux pas — ouch!! (and d’ohhh!!)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Today I took my second trip outside in real shoes. I know, I love my hinged boot, I plan to stay in it until I can stride properly, and I'm not quite there yet! But I've been padding around pretty well in Crocs in the house, and putting on the ...