I went to see my surgeon for my 7 week follow up. I’ve been walking in the boot since week 2.5. I’ve been doing my stretches using the front of my leg very regularly (5 times a day), and have seen good progress on my ROM. I’m now slightly past neutral. If I put my toes against the wall, I can bring my knee to 5cm away from the wall. As a comparison, with my good foot my toes are 15cm away from the wall, so the difference is 20cm.
My surgeon is concerned that I may be progressing too fast with the ROM. He didn’t seem too overly worried about the long term, as long as I stopped doing any more stretches for 3 weeks. So basically, it isn’t too long yet, but at the rate I’m going it could get too long. So take it easy, and basically wait for 3 weeks and do nothing. Weight bearing is OK, but keep the boot on with the wedges in.
I’m OK with this, as I’m pretty much back to normal lifestyle and am comfortable with the boot. 3 more weeks until my tendon is “set” and I can start doing rehab and go 2-shoes!