5 weeks post op / PT continued

Posted on June 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized by sfce

Hit 5 weeks post and have moved on to about 75% beight bearing walking in my boot. Sometimes I get ballsy and take a few steps without crutches and go to FWB. Physical Therapy is every Tuesday and Thursday which consists of:

5 Minute Bike
20 rotations on the BAP (circle like device which rotates)
20 Towel Toe Pulls
20 Inversion and Eversion
30 Quad strengthening excercises
20 Light calf stretches
Finish it off with some ice

I do the exercises everyday at home in addition to the PT. The incision has pretty much closed completely and I have started the scar massage which is extremely painful and leaves the scar bright red and sensitive all day long.

5 Weeks post op

5 Weeks post op

I have a follow up with my Surgeon next week to evaluate my progress to see if I am ready to remove some wedges out of the Boot. Next week I will start doing some more intense cardio exercise now that I have gained some confidence in the ole foot. I still fear of re-rupture but will continue to be conservative. My foot continues to swell by the end of the day so after work I ice and massage every night. Week 5 did though bring back my driving. Since I drive a manual I drive with a crutch that I bought to push in the clutch. Haha its a tad bit difficult but I have mastered it. Many people would advise against it, but I have no choice.

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  1. kellygirl said,

    on June 21st, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Yikes re: the crutch clutch (say that 10x’s fast.) I had a hard time setting my ebrake with the crutch–I can’t imagine shifting with it too. (I imagine you are much more coordinated than I am.) Your incision looks good–not at all Frankenstein like. Thanks for detailing your PT–I was curious what to expect. Good luck!

  2. Jack said,

    on June 24th, 2013 at 1:59 am

    WOW! 5 weeks and clutching! I didn’t even try to drive my pick-up until about week 10 - but then I was in a cast (and NWB) for a month after surgery. Even now I have a hard time pressing the clutch all the way to the floor to start it - so I use my right foot, and shift to neutral.
    Came up with the term “FRANKENFOOT” to describe our lovely scars that we get to carry around and proudly show off to everyone!
    Best wishes - one foot in front of the other, and one step at a time.

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