Well, I’ve had my aircast boot for two weeks now and I think it’s great. The ability to walk on my own feet (albeit not in my own shoes just yet!) and not have to rely on those infernal crutches is fantastic. Not only that but being able to take it off and enjoy an evening with my foot uncovered is fantastic after all those weeks in a cast.
The wonderful NHS is progressing at it’s usual glacial pace and I don’t have an appointment with a physiotherapist for another 3 weeks - roughly one week after I was told to stop using the boot. Thank you to those who sent me their exercise regime, I am following your exercises and hope to be way ahead of the game when I finally see the physio.
I’ve found that my right foot now has roughly 75% of the ROM of my left foot and I can lift my toes quite well. Lifting my heel however is much harder. I’m treating my achilles with kid gloves although I am starting to take small steps at home without the boot or crutches. I’m very conscious that I’m in the ‘danger’ window for a re-rupture but it does feel very good to do it.
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