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Hi, I'm hoping to get some feedback from others on their recovery, particularly folks who had a full tear and surgery.
I had surgery in January 2017. I'm not as active as I would like to be and I know I'm definitely more tentative when exercising. I'm 46 and getting back into shape after 24 months from the initial rupture.
I still have significant swelling each day around my heel. The swelling can limit what I wear for footwear. The outside of my left foot still tingles from the nerve damage attributed to the surgery.
When it is badly swollen, my limp is more apparent. I am not wearing regular cut shoes/sneakers as it rubs against my heel and aggravates the area. I typically wear boots like Blundstones or sandals, clogs, etc.
I have not seen a foot specialist and my family doctor just wrote me a script for orthotic shoes.
Over my time, I have dealt with an orthopedic surgeon, physiotherapy, massage therapy and my family physician.
I have an office job and a standing station that has helped somewhat. I am wondering if others have experience the issues with swelling that I have this far into my recovery and what they learned from their experience?
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