When did you ditch your crutches?

Small victories…at just over 4 weeks I am now at the neutral position in the boot! Woo-hoo! Today, was the first time I actually felt like a contributing member of PT instead of just a bystander. It felt great! Of course, now I am incredibly sore! Ouch!

Just curious at which week you were able to ditch your crutches and walk in the boot? I am trying for six weeks, but I’m not sure I can see myself walking without crutches in two weeks time…

I continue to be amazed at all of the different recovery approaches discussed on this site and I continue to be thankful for the opprotunity to learn. This site has really helped me feel empowered. Hats off…

Reaching for the pain meds now…happy healing everyone.

5 Responses to “When did you ditch your crutches?”

  1. Hi - I am 6 weeks post-op and starting to walk around without crutches but still in the boot. I still need the crutches for stairs but around the office I can walk with my injured leg at an angle no prob.

  2. I ditched mine 28 days post op. Had started PWB and found the one crutch to be a nuisance.

  3. 30 days post-op here…right from a cast to FWB

  4. zurichfan - you can check: http://achillesblog.com/atrpt.php
    You’ll see under “Days to FWB” how long it took everyone to ditch the crutches.
    (FWB means you are putting your full weight on your recovering leg, and walking without your crutches.)

    This information is gathered from your Achilles Profile. So please keep your Achilles Profile up-to-date. :)

    For people just starting out, here’s some info on how to setup your Achilles Profile.

  5. Good to see your going well. I am having my cast off on Wednesday. Not to sure what’s after that. Doc is only giving me info as i need it. Your right about all the different methods of rehab. It will be interesting to see what’s in store for me soon. Looking forward to it. Good work.

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