Well its been 4 months since rupturing my AT. And….doing great. No pain, no limp, literally no stamina and no strength. As in my past posts in the beginning you attain goals quickly……boot, cast, boot, NWB to PWB, showering, crutching, steps, no boot, two shoes, FWB, limp, no limp and now…..screeching halt.
My major goal now is to do a one legged calf raise. Obvioulsy I compare to my good AT and boy do I have a way to go. You would think that after a month of lifting this 210# body you could see some major strength gains but to no avail, just a chicken leg. Started running, 10 minute miles or should I say mile, cause after one mile I’m exhausted.
My routine at this point is 3X per week—run ( until I can’t), bike for 30 minutes, stretch, calf raises standing, sitting and then core workouts. Twice a week I golf. walk 18 but afer 14 holes really feel the fatigue. Tournaments I’ll ride to save energy and feel pretty good at the end of 18. Still doing the nutrition, and watching my ATR weight gain steadily diminish.
Wear my orthotics every day except one day and noticed calf and knee soreness. So for those of you in two shoes make sure you get them. Seriously your gait, and biomechanics have permanently changed. Talk with the surgeon, go to your chiropractor, or podiatrist and get casted.
Actually went on the racquetball court by myself to see how my lateral movement was and pleasantly surprised. But……will not play until January 1, 2009. Total torture for a highly ranked tournament player. Plan on putting in my application for a tournament the second weekend in January.
That’s pretty much what’s going on now…not too exciting, slow progress, nice scar, great conversation starter ( way to go Matts) (DOG), and as you can see us veterans blog monthly rather than daily or weekly as we used to.
Keep up the great work, PT hard………we are one day closer to the end.