So now I am out of the boot and am starting to move around like a normal person, my rehab proper starts. And like a proper scientist, I want to set a benchmark to see where my left ankle is at the moment, what its limitations are and how they change over time. So here … Read more Movement analysis after achilles rupture and repair – 30/9/17
So I had my first full day without the boot on yesterday and did some good walking too and from the gym. I was concentrating on walking as properly as possible (rolling through my foot and not hobbling with a super stiff ankle). And it all worked well! I was so happy with how it … Read more The boot comes off, and I didn’t expect this!
Had my last appointment with the consultant this afternoon. All looked well and he was happy with the scar and the movement in my ankle and the amount of pressure I could put through the ball of my foot. So that’s it from him! The tendon is nicely fixed and now I just need to … Read more Achilles repair – The boot is off!
Went for my first physio appointment this morning. It was just a routine check in to see who I am, what happened to me and what my condition is at the moment. So here goes… My homework is: Continue doing what I have been doing for the past week. Namely to wear the boot whenever … Read more Achilles repair – Day 53. Physio #1
Latest update…I don’t have a pot on my leg any more! It’s free!!! #achillesrupture A post shared by Cerin Rees (@cerinrees) on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:02am PDT On Thursday I went into the hospital for a check up. The consultant had a look at my ankle, gave it a waggle and concluded I … Read more Achilles repair – Day 46, no more pot!
Back in the hospital today for regular checkup and change of plaster. Apparently healing very well and my ankle is now back in a new pot with a nearly 90 degree bend on it. So in another 2 weeks time I should be in with final new plaster or maybe a boot. So still hobbling … Read more Achilles repair – day 32
***Disclaimer*** When it comes to your health and wellbeing, first and foremost you should listen to the medical experts. Also, because there are so many variables here, I will only be able to give general guidelines. You cannot and should not think of anything I say here to be specific advice to you personally. That … Read more Returning to exercise after injury or surgery
Back in the hospital to check how everything has gone. 17 days after the injury and 10 days after surgery. My first adventure through town in the rain and then on the bus and all was good. The consultant had a very quick look at how things were and tried to bend my ankle a … Read more Achilles repair – Day 17
Monday 17th July. Started off playing with the bench press. Not much legs involved so can still play with those. Thank you Anna for making sure I stay safe! And after playing first thing in the morning, I get the phone call from the hospital…Can I make it in midday for surgery that afternoon! Woo … Read more Achilles rupture repair – Day 7, Surgery
I had my check up at the hospital this morning. Didn’t need a scan in the end. The guy heard how it happened, took 1 poke at it and said yup, total rupture. It seems it has snapped a bit higher than usual. He said it normally goes down close to where the tendon attaches to … Read more Day 3. Finding out what’s next at the hospital.