With apologies to Bill Shakespere. . .
“To PT or not to PT, that is the question;
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The bends and stretches of outrageous exercises,
Or to take foot against a board of wobble,
And by massaging, relax them. To hurt, to itch;
No more; and by a PT session to say we end
The stiffness and the walking with a tender limp
That the healing tendon is heir to — ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To walk, to run. . .”
“Ditch the boot” that’s what my ortho said to me on Friday. So now I’m not sure if I’m FWB or 2 Shoes? I certainly can’t wear 2 shoes. My left foot is still pretty swollen. I have been walking around the house, putting my full weight on it. It hurts in the morning, but after a few minutes of walking, it feels pretty good. I have been very conscious of actually trying to walk naturally and not limp or baby it.
I have been using mild heat instead of ice and that seems to loosen things up a bit. It feels really good.
My ortho said I go to PT or not. He said sometime the best PT is just doing the things you normally do and many of his patients don’t even go. I’m going to try it and see if it helps.