June 5, 2009 | |
Hi everyone just a quick update.
Its’ now been 12 weeks post-op. I have had approximately 6 physio sessions and 4 hydrotherapy sessions. I can walk for around 30 mins or so without too much discomfort. I still find that my tendon is a bit painful when I try and walk properly or after my exercises - the pain seems to improve on a daily basis. The strength in my leg is improving - but still no where near as good as my good leg. The physio has officially given me the go ahead to drive today (which is great) - this will imply that I will be able start work (my work involves a lot of driving).
With regards to my future rehab, the following will apply:
1. No need for hydrotherapy sessions (although, I will try and go swimming as the water is excellent to build strength/cardio).
2. I will have 4x acupuncture sessions to try and alleviate pain in tendon and/or reduce scar tissue.
3. Physiotherapy sessions will be once every two weeks.
My physio sessions include stretching/strength building of bad leg. In addition to these exercises, I also try and do the stationary bike for around 30 mins and cross-trainer for 10 mins around 5 times a week. I find the stationary bike is excellent to loosen things up. I also try and massage my tendon for around 15-20 minutes per day.
For those that are starting their road to recovery - hang in there - things get better - but patience is key.