I have a lot of catching up to do! I had my 4 month post Achilles rupture operation appointment today. The doctor asked me to demonstrate a few calf raises for him which I did. I didn’t work out the previous day so I was able to do a few controlled calf raises. He was happy with my progress. He indicated that a lot of patients at this stage would thrust or lean towards one side to come up to their toes. I was able to do calf raises upright.
Now the next challenge.
“Can you do one leg?”, he asked.
I couldn’t. Actually, I never really tried. I explained that I still had a fear of pushing too hard and re-rupturing my repaired Achilles. He felt my Achilles and explained that at this point, it will not re-rupture. Given some assurance, I gave it a shot and was able to come up maybe 1.5″ off the floor! I still had work to do. He explained by the next appointment, I should be able to do one foot calf raises at ease.
I hope so!