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I've looked through recent posts here but can't see my particular concern. Comments welcome.
Brief history: total rupture 14 weeks ago (25 September); plaster for 2 weeks awaiting NHS ultra sound scan; 3cm gap evident; operation 14 October. Plaster for 2 more weeks (totally non weight bearing); stitches out and into boot with 4 wedges, one wedge being removed each week and weight bearing. No exercises given this whole time and boot on 24/7, even in bed!
Now 5 weeks out of boot and although the pain is not bad, I still have complete tightness in the Achilles and all around the ankle. Range of motion exercises are loosening it a little but cannot get enough flexibility in the lower leg to walk a normal gait; it's a slow shuffle. Have lost all muscle in calf from the 9 weeks total incapacity and can weight bear but would not dare to try and stand on toes yet. Doing this two footed and taking some weight on my arms. It feels like I have a clamp around my ankle and lower calf that will only allow my leg to flex a few degrees. I'm female, 48 and a Personal Trainer, so this condition is killing me. I'm now seeing a private physio twice a week as the NHS just tell me to do a few exercises - they don't even touch the leg! Am I being too impatient with my progress?
Thanks, Cibby x
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