8MTHS & BACK TO TENNIS/MASSAGE

I have combined my last 2 blogs because I think they are both important.
WOW! What a great feeling to be back playing sport again. Whilst the tennis was a little rusty, my movement around the court was exactly as I had left it.
I am still not 100% and still have plenty of work to do [...]

Massage Important

Just when I thought I had covered everything in my last post, I forgot one key ingredient - Massage of the scar tissue.
I can only talk from a non-operative perspective but I had 4 sessions of massage on the injury point and I’m not going to hold back when I say it was the most [...]

8MTHS & BACK TO TENNIS!!

WOW! What a great feeling to be back playing sport again. Whilst the tennis was a little rusty, my movement around the court was exactly as I had left it.
I am still not 100% and still have plenty of work to do but I was astonished that not only did I feel great playing but [...]

Unable to raise on toes

Things are moving along nicely now. I am running quite happily on the treadmill amongst all the other physio but I still can’t put any weight on my toes, there is just nothing there. Is this normal after 17 weeks or is there something else I should be doing?

Poor NHS Physio Update

I had a call from the head of physio for my local NHS trust and I quote her as saying “I share your concerns about your physio ┬átreatment”. She is going to meet with the head of Physio at my local hospital today to discuss my case. Now into week 15 and still only been [...]

Physio Delay and Confused!

Now, I am getting a little concerned. I am in week 14 and have still only been given a couple of foot mobility exercises and 1 stretch (towel pulling foot towards head and hold for 20 seconds). This doesn’t seem to be in line with the usual protocol. The first time I saw a physio [...]

Non Surgery recovery!

This may help those who have not had surgery.
My achilles went without any warning having just played tennis for 2 hours followed by a kick around with a football. I was advised by a surgeon not to have surgery, don’t yet know if I will live to regret that advice!
I was put into a temporary cast [...]

First Long Walk!

Yesterday was day 74 and I went for my first long walk with my wife. It was lovely, almost felt normal but still a long way to go. Have a slight limp, not from pain, I think it is just muscle weakness. I have only been given 4 exercises to do but I’m doing my [...]

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