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4 weeks ago I had surgery to repair a split posterior tibialis tendon. I was in a splint 10 days, and in a boot after that.
Went to the doc today and he said "You'll be able to ditch the crutches and start walking in the boot. You may need to use one crutch for a bit."
So I walk with 2 crutches out of the doctor office, putting as much weight as I could on my foot. Which wasn't much. I told him, "this is pretty painful in my Achilles area, is that normal?" And he said yes because of my foot being unused and at a 90 degree angle.
So, on the one hand it seems like he expected I could walk out of the office unassisted in my boot. But it really hurt (I'm a wimp though).
So, how much pain is "normal" when you first start weight bearing? Is there anything I can do to make this transition smoother and less
painful? Or did I just Powe through it, knowing it'll get better?
Thanks for any insights!
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