April 30, 2009 | |
I had my second PT appointment this morning and was given a few exercises (mainly to improve range of motion and to trigger the use of some muscles that have been dormant for a while). I was also given the go ahead to ditch the boot. I am now in two shoes (with jelly-type insert). I have been told to use 1 crutch for support if needed. I still walk with a huge limp and have noticed a bit of discomfort/pain in my lower calf towards the end of the day - rest/ice/elevation seems to sort this out. It’s quite strange how things progress as I was in casts NWB for 6 weeks and all of a sudden within the last 6 days I have been asked to go from NWB to AirCast to FWB to 2-Shoes. At this stage i’m not over exerting myself as if I do I tend to feel it in the evenings. I have been told by my PT to concentrate on correct way of walking (i.e. heel to toe) for a few minutes at a time as opposed to walking abnormaly for a long period of time. My next PT appointment is on Tuesday - will update with progress.