Last weekend I started to walk on my shoes again. It was nine weeks and few days after surgery. Since week eight I had started doing short walks without the boot near my apartment but I did not feel confident enough to take the subway in the city without the boot. Btw, I had gotten very fast with the boot. I could walk almost as fast as anyone here.
So last weekend I decided it was about time to park the boot for good. At the beginning it was frustrating because I had to walk very slow and it hurt a lot. The tendon itself did not hurt, it was everything else, hip, ankle and plant of the foot especially. However few days later things became normal and pain was minimal. Now, after eight days on my shoes I only feel some pain in the inner side of the ankle, kind of a tendinitis, but even this is going away fast. Today I went for a long walk in Central Park. I may have walked 3 miles and I got tired but felt very well.
I have also been in the gym 4 or 5 days a week for the last three weeks , besides going to PT twice a week and this definitively helps a lot. My next goal is to bike again outside. I have been doing static bike for 3 weeks and I feel I can go outside soon. Maybe next weekend? will see
After almost 10 weeks since surgery I feel I am getting back to normal and at least I can get around in the City. I also feel that the worst is over (I cross my fingers).
Achilles friends, keep it up!
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