Almost 9 weeks Post Op

Well, I am just shy of my 9 week anniversay from my surgury that repaired my completely ruptured achilles. I had my 4th PT appointment yesterday. These appointments basically consist of a sound wave machine on my foot for 10 minutes, tendon/calf massage for 10 minutes and then random leg exersizes. I will say that since I started PT, things are getting better every couple of days.

I am walking more and more with 2 shoes (with heel lifts). I still use my boot when I’m out and about for extra protection. But at home and for several hours at work, I am using the shoes. I think that within another week or so, I will be out of the boot completely unless there is a situation where I will be walking a lot on uneven ground.

I am happy to say that most of the pain in my good achilles has all but gone away. I think as I am getting more time in 2 shoes, things are evening out. As for my bad achilles, it is still tight but it feels much better than 2 weeks ago. I am hoping that by 12 weeks, I will be able to walk normal without having to concentrate on it.

All in all, so far so good. I am appreciating being able to walk a bit more with less pain.

One Response to “Almost 9 weeks Post Op”

  1. Sounds good, Pete. I don’t recall how you said your swelling is coming, but even a bit of swelling causes a surprising amount of tightness, so keep fighting it with RICE.

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