Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Physio's view on progress

Thanks for yesterday's comments. It seems you could work out the physio's advice before I got it - especially Jess's comment on the tendon being painful to squeeze for a long time after being able to run.

To cut a long story short she feels its 'making progress' but that it will be slow, so I need to keep reminding myself of what it was like 4/6 weeks previously. The exercises will continue for another 10 weeks minimum. I am to carry on with the current exercises but add in 2 different types of jumps from a step and carefully try gentle static hopping as long as it doesn't cause a notable increase in pain. The pinch test isn't deemed an important one as she warned that it might be that it will remain sore to the touch permanently.

In terms of running I can start...







...with one mile of straight line jogging (!), and if that feels okay during, after and the next day I can carefully progress; then go back again a week on Friday.

With the achilles taped up with garish blue and pink tape, I shall head out for my jog later on today.

7 comments:

Maria said...

I like the sound of the coloured tape! Perhaps you need to make it say something (or even say Rob) so that you get some good tan lines to go with it?
Anyway, good news- you are making progress and hopefully the straight line run will go ok. So keep up those physio exercises- they must be working.

Running Rob said...

Tanning would imply sunshine....not much chance of that for a while!

Sarah said...

Sounds like good news! Good luck with the run - I hope it's relatively pain-free.

~Jessica~ said...

Good luck, Rob. You've been doing all of the right things and I really, truly hope that your Achilles displays some gratitude for all the care you've given it.

Sadly I need more than tape to hold me together now but I am very excited to see another member of the 'luminous pink and blue' club. At least it's your calf/achilles and not both hamstrings, so you might not get as many puzzled looks and (ah, sometimes blindingly stupid) questions as I do at the gym. Careful if you're swimming though: my tape always used to come off in the water so I looked like I was trying to fly some strange kite behind my legs...

xxx

BabyWilt said...

Good luck with the mile run today. RE: tan - I think I got one today here in the south today :-)

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