July 5, 2012
So Im now 9 weeks post op and 2 weeks post-cast. Over the course of the last 7 days I ditched the crutches and am now FWB full time in the boot. My therapist also told me to remove all of the wedges and save them for the transition to 2-shoes. I am pain free, although the botom heel of my foot gets sore after extended period of walking. I have been able to mostly alleviate this with a Dr. Scholls insole. Im not sure how much of it has to do with overall foot recovery from the injury or if its just a side-effect of the boot itself.
I can now limp barefoot around the house with very little pain (I’d put it at a 1 or 2 on a scale of 10). And its not really pain–its more tightness and discomfort. I can put pants on standing up without a crutch (my balance on the bad foot isnt 100% so I do it slowly beside a wall just in a case I fall over). I can now move around in the shower like a normal person.
My dorsiflexion is improving slowly but surely. I have no idea how measure it but I’d say I’m about 55%-60% of the way there. Coming out of the cast I was probably at 10%. PT is getting less and less challenging. The pain during scar tissue breakup sessions is a lot more tolerable now. I’ve been crushing all of the exercises. My therapist told me to bring an extra shoe next week….shit is about to get real.