Jun 13 2008

New Pictures….3 months 1 week post op…

Published by ross at 7:35 pm under Uncategorized

Here are the latest of my left ATR…slowly getting strength back but no pain.  Limp at the end of the day.  Also found a company that makes orthotic flip flops…Bri, they are comfortable.  Trying to get my pictures of the Grand Canyon up for all to see but having some problems.

Let me know if you have any questions.  thanks all

Doc Ross


17 Responses to “New Pictures….3 months 1 week post op…”

  1. mattson 14 Jun 2008 at 6:53 am

    Looks Good Doc!!

  2. zam215on 14 Jun 2008 at 9:44 am

    Hey Doc, how can I get those flip flops?

  3. dennison 14 Jun 2008 at 9:57 am

    Doc Ross -
    Your leg looks good! Your calf muscle is becoming more defined, and your scar has healed nicely.

  4. ddaveon 14 Jun 2008 at 10:08 am

    Hi Doc,

    Having done this once before (not the kind of experience one wants to acquire), I have appreciated your updates and advice. A great recovery story and your insight into this “process” in helping others has been excellent. All the best to you in the final phase!

  5. runrattyrunon 14 Jun 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Where’d you get the flip flops? Would be nice to have this summer. Great job on the recovery. You give me hope.

  6. rosson 15 Jun 2008 at 6:02 am


    A company called http://www.footlevelers.com
    you need to go thru a Chiropractor.

    good luck

    Doc Ross

  7. johnkon 15 Jun 2008 at 12:20 pm


    The tendon looks good, impressed with your toe/calf lifts !

    Johnk :)

  8. walshieon 15 Jun 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Nice looking wheel doc!

    After seeing that lower left pic of you up on your toes I tried it…the mind was willing but the calf had no juice.

    So does the leg swell up after 18 holes?

  9. rosson 15 Jun 2008 at 7:20 pm


    No swelling after 18 holes…just fatigue. I bought a push cart so I don’t have to carry my clubs. Believe it or not my club charges 9 bucks for me to push the cart I own. Go figure.

    Tuesday I play in the summer solstice, 54 holes in one day. Have played in it for the last 8 years. A good test of stamina and concentration.

    Sounds like you are on course. Just make sure you sit while giving those lessons.
    Good luck

    Doc Ross

  10. mikeron 16 Jun 2008 at 5:23 pm


    Where did you get the orthotic flip flops? I want them for sure!

    Do you think they make orthotic water shoes? I took my little one to the beach yesterday to boogie board, and the water felt SO good. Walking on soft sand is not easy, though, and could be quite dangerous for the ATR club.

    Walked the Open yesterday in the boot. What a blast!

    Mike R

  11. mattson 17 Jun 2008 at 8:08 am


    I just ordered an achilles tendon support brace for my achilles when I go back to work. I think that Pro-Tech makes them. Any thoughts or feelings on them. Should I consider an ankle wrap underneath my boot when I return for added support as you had on your vacation. I am to report to work August 7th and that will be 13 weeks from my rupture. I didn’t know if the achilles brace or ankle wrap helped or hurt more?



  12. Doc Rosson 18 Jun 2008 at 5:32 am


    I have both the ankle support brace and the compression sock. The compression sock I use for normal daily activities….walking, standing, house chores. The support brace is for more strenuous activities…..running, gardening, playing sports. Based on your type of work I would stick with the brace..more support as well as a “feeling” of stability. Over time wean yourself off the brace. As the day progresses you will see that you fatigue by days end…..a combination of lack of muscle endurance/stamina as well as swelling which limits circulation and a heaviness of the ankle.
    Glad to hear that you are progressing well. Concentrate on mobility, strength comes with time.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    As an aside I played in a 54 hole one day golf tournament yesterday. Not bad for 3 1/2 months post op. No pain but by the 45th hole fatigue really set in. Something that I could do with no problem last year obviously was a chore this year but not as bad as I thought. Off to the gym for more calf work. Anybody selling GH or roids??? LOL

    Enjoy the day

    Doc Ross

  13. johnskieron 21 Jun 2008 at 11:21 am

    Looks great Ross. Man, your right leg is a monster. I always appreciate your insights…spoke to my chiropractor about orthotics and got a resounding yes.

  14. walshieon 29 Jun 2008 at 9:41 am

    Doc, any feelings/insight on this brace?


    Its bigger than the one I have now…looks like theres some gel cushioning in there..sounds comfy.

    Thanks in advance!

  15. Brion 02 Jul 2008 at 6:29 am

    Nice flips Ross! Your calf muscle is looking nice too.

    Can you do a one legged calf raise yet? I was ’scolded’ by my PT (assistant) for not being able to do it, I think you and I are at the same time frame…

  16. Doc Rosson 02 Jul 2008 at 11:04 am


    I can do a one legged calf raise, only up half way as compared to the other one and not for along period of time.
    Feel pretty good, no pain or soreness just get tired very quickly.
    I have started to push it though…more calf raises, biking and jogging.

    Keep us informed on progress.

    Doc Ross

  17. Doc Rosson 02 Jul 2008 at 3:31 pm


    For some reason I cannot post on your blog…
    Cut me a break on the PT girlfriend…very cute…
    .Would love to have heard the line you used..
    “Help…I can’t get up”
    “Did you say ROM or Dinner at my place”
    “Home exercises…..My place or my place”
    “Hurts when I do that…..better when you do it” wink
    “Out of all my therapists you’re the best”
    “Do you know Doc Ross….he recommends home care”

    Good luck…Hope you’re having fun getting better.

    Doc Ross

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