suthrnman’s AchillesBlog

August 28th, 2011

8 week update on re-rupture

Posted by suthrnman in Journal

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 . . .

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