09
Nov
13

Last wedge out, heel hurts

So I have about 2 weeks left before I’m suppose to move to shoes. Today I removed the last wedge from my boot and thus far I have no pain whatsoever in my tendon.

This past week my tendon felt pretty good. Initially, I had some stretching pain when I took the first wedge out, but that dissipated in about a day. I was able to get to the gym twice to do some upper body work, which was great. But I can also tell that I’m gaining some weight since I’m unable to do any cardio. Bummer!

The one thing that has me worried is heel pain on my injured leg. This is especially the case when I take the boot off and gingerly try to put some wight on my foot and take a small step (against medical advice, I suppose). The pain is tremendous and it has me wondering how on earth will I be able to walk in shoes in a few weeks. I presume that this pain is caused by being in the boot all the time, but it’s still disconcerting.

Nonetheless, I can say to all of you PWB folks out there that there is hope. Once I moved to FWB, my life improved a lot. So keep that in mind when you’re feeling down in the dumps!


4 Responses to “Last wedge out, heel hurts”


  1. 1 mhamay November 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Does your gym have an arm bike? The other thing you could try for cardio (if you have good balance) is jump rope- either with or without a rope on one leg- I did it with my school kids, who were amazed I could with my boot on.
    I had similar pain at first out of the boot- a few weeks and it gets better- if it feels really wrong don’t do it!

  2. 2 normofthenorth November 10, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Most of us had super-sensitive feet — especially the bottom of the heel — when we started loading it up. Often despite a layer of dead skin that looks like it would make barefoot feel like shod! It usually passes gradually, especially if you coddle it — e.g. with gel footbeds or squishy shoes like Crocs. Rolling your foot over a tennis ball (while seated) often helps, too. And “tincture of time”.

  3. 3 jdotjones85 November 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I had that feeling too. What I’ve been doing is just applying some lotion and getting a foot massage at PT (talked them into it). I also just kind rub my foot on the carpet to get it used to the feelings of the world again.

  4. 4 dwolf November 12, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I had that pain in my heel as well… after a while it goes away, my doctor said it was just because the foot/heel hasn’t had any real weight on it for such a long time that it had become weak. Hang in there and good luck with the two shoes!

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