did anyone or does anyone experience a burning pain sensation in their achilles?
ran into a guy at the gym last nite who had an ATR around Sept 07. he described this burning and i don't think i recall hearing this from any of your stories....
just curious...if its happened to anyone?
well dkooner, I'm only four weeks p.o. but I don't have burning pain in the achilles proper. I have dull pain. The burning pain is in my heel now. My PT say it's were the tendon comes into the heel and since the tendon is short and stretching, this is normal. I would think burning pain in the actual achilles would be bad, like he was pushing it too hard. Cheers.
Hi all! Just a quick update on my status after seeing my surgeon yesterday (re: ankle pain). I had some more x-rays done and he confirmed that all the bones are fine. He felt that the pain I have been experiencing is related to lack of strength in my calf muscles, allowing my ankle to go out of proper alignment. He felt that the majority of the pain was because my posterior tibial tendon is allowing my ankle to roll inward, dropping my arch. He prescribed some custom orthotics to help line things up and said that as my leg gets stronger, I may not need the orthotics any more. As far as my ankle feeling generally loose (like it is slipping around) he said that it's a combination of weak muscles and loose ligaments. The muscles will strengthen, and the loose ligaments are just a product ankle sprains. He did comment that the ligaments on my other ankle were quite a bit worse, so I guess that is good in that my other ankle feels fine although it is in worse shape...
All in all, I feel pretty positive after this last doctor's visit. Basically it means that there is nothing seriously wrong, and that I just need to continue on with rehab... I guess I will see if the orthotics make a difference and again try to be patient with things for a few more months...
dschempp - How are things coming along for you?
MikeBNR - We haven't heard from you for quite a while... I take it things are going well and you have managed get back to your normal life...
i found it kind of odd to hear that...which triggered my curiosity
he prob has some other damage around the achilles...
so ur 4 weeks post op? congrats beginning is hard...rest gets easier!
so strange how we all experience such different (and of course simliar) pains
i had the heel pain before surgery...but none afterwards...actually no pain at all apart from the wound healing
so is ur walking limited to short periods of time?
I have missed 50 odd pages, so its right that I read them all before forwarding my considerable expertise/experience on this matter (sorry pissed again.. KK has been reappointed NFC again so I am in shock and went for the wine again. Good luck to him).
I think this thread should be renamed AMIS ' support group... phenominal assistance over 240 responses DOUBLE LEGEND....don't you agreee Legend SWANCV?
Chow for now
Legend David G ..... ( I only respond to Legend David G1, show respect...I have had this sodding injury since May 07)
survived a successful skiing holiday over Xmbo. Tip top! see Ski club of GB Alpe D' huez reader feedback
Legend David G1
Welcome back to the Board......good to see the booze is still flowing freely......
Skiing already!!!! Respect.
Hey Legend David G1,
Good to hear you still know your way around the vino collapso.
Even better, you were able to ski again, top effort.
Short update on me,
I've dropped half a stone, have been out riding my bike (25 mile rides) swimming twice a week now 50 lengths plus in half an hour.
All good stuff hopefully the weight will start to drop off now that I have the fitness to actually burn calories.
I can do one leg calf raises on the bad foot but not with the control and power I would want, but I'll keep on trying.
Hope all is well in recovery land and to all you new members of this unfortunate club, good luck, it all gets better much faster than you realise.
Legend swanvcs: a quick question about doing single leg calf raises... did your ability to do a single leg calf raise come gradually, or were you just able to do them one day?
Hey dkooner?.uhmm I ?walk? with my crutches and with my boot on. I was able to put about 20 pounds of pressure last week, and this week I?m already up to about 70 pounds!! ! Which is a far cry from my actual weight ! Ha!!! But it is very empowering to have use of the leg again. And it feels really normal and good to ?walk? even with the crutches, because it?s nice to just go through the motions. Plus I have pretty good range of motion.
The hardest thing is not being able to drive. I live in the rural mountains, and there certainly isn?t public transportation. I live alone, and so I have to rely on my friends anytime I want to do anything. There is a real loss of freedom and privacy. I really miss that. But hopefully I will be able to drive in a few weeks.
Legend David G1 ; Right. Great to hear of skiing again. I was supposed to do an alternate Haute Route trip this spring. What a bummer to have to sit that one out. I also can?t wait for my liver to recover from the pain meds, so I can break into the nice wine cellar here at my house!!! Nice to hear someone is partaking.
Swancvs; Are you road riding? Or mountain bike? I only have a mountain bike, but if necessary, I would look into a cheap road bike. If not, I was thinking about one of those indoor wheel lifts, so you can ride your bike inside