Today is the 8th week and I have begun two shoes; however, I am walking really slow and easy. I can press about 53 lbs on the scale, which is well ahead of my first go round of 40 lbs @ 8 wks. I also am not riding the bike or doing anything that makes the ankle hurt. When I feel that tinge of pain start, I always back off. The tendon seems much less thick and hard this time; the ultrasound may have helped in this respect. Also, ROM is not bad, but still a ways to go. I would guess it is 15 degrees shy of normal.
I can still feel the place of the break and it is not yet hardened and smoothed out like the rest of the tendon. It feels just a little soft when relaxed. I can’t remember at what point the tendon smoothed out last time . . . anyone have a comment about when their tendon seemed firm and smooth while relaxed. Of course, when I flex the tendon feels firm and continuous.
Anyway, I don’t want to push very hard until I am confident the tendon is strong enough . . .