Achilles Rehab Journey

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 21

    This week I am happy to announce I have a major breakthrough with my rehab.  Co-incidentally I put a pause on my PT appointments. What’s changed? There are 3 major changes: Wobble Board (FitterFirst). Voodoo band (RogueFitness). KT Tape. 100 Forced Reps Seated calf raise. I had been going to the PT since week 12.  In hindsight, the first PT […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 6

    Bye bye crutches.  Wait not so fast!  How can I possibly get rid of the crutches at 6 week post op.  You are right.  I was getting rid of the Canadian crutches since the my all mighty forearm crutches had arrived!  Forearm crutches were so much easier to use but they demanded much more upper body strength.  I was lucky […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 5

    Week 5, I continued to start everyday with 10 minutes of stationary bike.  My doctor’s prescription is to use the vacoped as fixed boot, I opted for hinging.  I planned to progress from 30 to 15 degree in 5 degree decrement instead of the old school jumping from 30 degree straight to 15 degree in 3 weeks.  I also tried to walk […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 4

    In order to keep track of my progress against Ryanb’s first 100 days, I downloaded and installed this app called “Day+”.  It reminded me where I was on my recovery journey.  You entered the date of your surgery and that’s it.  It will show you the number of days post op on top of the wallpaper you selected.  Simple and […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 3

    Non Weight bearing in Boot This was the first week of non weight-bearing in boot.  Since the Vacoped boot is longer and thicker than the fibreglass cast. I had to add a volleyball knee pad in the iWalker to match the thickness of the Vacoped boot.  Whenever I had a chance, I would take of the boot and elevate my foot […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 2

    It was the 2nd week of non weight bearing.  It means crutching around with the injured foot in the air in all circumstances.  Getting around still feel very dangerous.  I only use iWalk to get up and down stairs.   When I went downstair, I turned my back to the bottom of the stairs with my hands holding onto the […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehab – Week 1

    By the time, I went in for the surgery, I have done extensive researches on http://achillesblog.com/.  If you are suffering form Achilles Tendon Rupture, you are welcome to join the club and document your own progress.  There are hundreds of blogs and thousands of blog posts, I am sure you will find someone your can relate to and get some […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture – Pre-Op Researches

    Background [Note: This is not medical advice, it’s a record of my thought process during my research on achilles tendon rupture injury, treatment and rehab) I am writing this post to record my journey on the achilles tendon rupture recovery.  I am planning to update it on a daily basis at the beginning and scale off to weekly, bi-weekly then […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Shopping List

    I wish someone had put up a shopping list like this when I got injured.  I spent tremendous time and effort researching the products to make my life easier during the first 8 to 12 weeks of non weight bearing and partial weight bearing.  Here we go: Equipments 1. Da Boot!  (You will be wearing this for 8 weeks or more) […]
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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture – 1 week Pre-Op

    Tennis Match Gone Bad (Day 0 – 21 June 2016) Popped my right Achilles tendon during a tennis match around 7:30 in Burnaby BC.  I can still walk by putting pressure on the heel.  Normally, for an ankle sprain, I would just walk it off and try it see to I can get back to the match.  But this time […]
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