May 24 2014

13.5 weeks - gaining strength

Published by smick at 5:41 pm under Uncategorized

Just a quick update. Slow and steady progress here. Haven’t worn the boot in a week so I’m fully off it. Confident enough to do anything without it at this point (obviously no sports still!).

I’ve continued walking almost everyday and doing my pt exercises (throwing in a rest day from calf raises every third day) and feel strength building. I’m getting a micro push off now with every step (heel lifting slightly before my other foot is down). Also was able to do one footed calf raises in waist deep water today!! Big improvement from mid chest last week. I’m guessing I’m at around 70-80% of body weight now in terms of calf strength.

Pain, tenderness and swelling all better but still flare up if I overdo things.

Anyway, looking back at two or three weeks ago, all big improvements!!

2 Responses to “13.5 weeks - gaining strength”

  1. normofthenorthon 24 May 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Great! And keep that attitude, too!

  2. climbtothetop2015on 29 May 2014 at 9:50 am

    Sounds like your’e doing well. I am Post Op 6 weeks and get my boot off next week with PT the following day. I am looking forward to PT and starting the strengthening process.

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