12 Week Anniversary Today

Well, it has been 12 weeks since that dreaded day in early July on the softball field. Things continue to progress relatively well, I suppose. I saw my orthopod last week, he says all is looking good with the healing process, range of motion and resting positions are the same with both feet, and reminded me to continue with my rehab but to be mindful that the tendon is still healing and vulnerable at this point. My physio guy has me doing double leg heel raises now, and using scales we determined that when doing a raise I am putting 35-40% weight on the injured leg at this point, which he thought was pretty good.

I continue to walk in runners pretty well, although the faster I go the more pronounced the limp becomes. Walking uphill is becoming easier, tendon definitely does not feel as tight as previously and I’m starting to get that normal “push off” feeling back in my right leg. Going upstairs is no problem and using Norms “roll over the step technique” (thanks for the comment on this) I can now go downstairs one foot at a time, albeit slowly, when there is a railing on the left. I continue to go to the gym regularly and am becoming more comfortable getting back to most of the leg exercises (presses, extensions, curls, etc.), anything that does not cause significant dorsiflexion (not doing weighted calf raises). Biking and elliptical are no problem and am back to normal speed and resistance on both…treadmill walking and stepper machine are both a little slower than pre-injury but getting better for sure.

At this point I’m fairly impressed with the recovery using the non-surgical route, hopefully good progress will continue. Summer is ending here in the Northeast, one more game of golf planned next week though! Not yet sure if I will wear the Vacocast for safety or not…hmmm. Cheers to all who are going through this…to those who have just injured themselves and found this resource, keep your spirits up…it does get better than those first days of casted-NWB hell!!!

5 Comments so far

  1. kellygirl on September 27th, 2013

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work. It’s a great feeling to feel that push off on the foot, eh? I think that is the key to walking normally. Thanks for the update!

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  4. bestessays review on April 13th, 2020

    Seaweed’s Achilles blog is a website which works on blogs that comes from different people. It includes a 12-year anniversary story which is suffering in a good way. It has no problem about their surgical surgery that is in summers on northern side. Check their website for more information.

  5. bestessays review on April 13th, 2020

    Seaweed’s Achilles blog is a website which works on blogs that comes from different people. It includes a 12-year anniversary story which is suffering in a good way. It has no problem about their surgical surgery that is in summers on northern side. Check their website for more information.

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