Long way to go!

Long way to go!

Look no wobble but along way to go to get all the muscle back!

Look no wobble but along way to go to get all the muscle back!

This weeks report is that I have started swimming again, it feels great to be exerting myself. The breast stoke is my favoured stroke for now as I find that front crawl aggravates the flexion in my foot.

I also went kayaking down a local river yesterday, whilst it was great to be out on the water, I did feel rather vulnerable so was very cautious about any white water and tried to avoid it at all costs!

Walking is improving on a daily basis, I am just about back to my old fast pace and the bonus is with no limp! Yes I do still get bad days, but they are when I have simply done too much so the old ankle tells me to stop and rest so that’s exactly what I do!

PT went well and have been given even more exercises so great progress there, even the PT is saying she has to consciously not get caught up in my enthusiasm and ability and not push for too much too soon. Have been given some great tips about watching my whole body posture as I was trying to compensate for the restrictions in my ankle/lower leg. The main focus of PT for now is still to improve my strength as my general ROM is back to normal bar the extreme pointing of toes. What we have discovered is that I feel my ankle movement is restricted when I try to point my foot, I describe it as a ‘blocked/jammed’ feeling around where the repair is on the back of my heal/ankle, I assume it is due to the thickened tendon and residue swelling - has anyone else experienced this, I am curious to hear any thoughts and remedies (and be able to get my favourite leather pull on boots, back on!!)

So that’s this week, hope everyone else is making progress, no matter how slow, keep your chin up because at least you are moving forward!!!

4 Responses to “Progress being made all the time!”

  1. davidk Says:

    Pegleg, I’m glad things are moving forward for you. Getting back to normal activities is the measure I use for success. I can’t really help you out with the blocked flexion ROM, though, as I’ve got the opposite issue–tightness on the dorsiflexion ROM side of things. What I do–just keep stretching. -David

  2. annababi Says:

    Looking good! You’re weeks ahead of me so it’s nice to see photos and hear of your progress as it gives me an idea of what I can expect in the weeks ahead.

  3. David Says:

    Not sure if it’s the same sensation, but I felt some sticking/tugging around where I imagine my scar would have been (I was a non-op). Ask your PT about loosening up scar tissue via Graston or other massage (although they may be hesitant to do it directly over the scar area, because it requires applying some force on the skin).

  4. nosport45 Says:

    Wow. Can’t wait to get to same stage. Great news. Good luck with the rest of healing.

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