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The continuing saga of my ankle

Rutger, my latest physiotherapist, is highly sceptical that there is much that he can do -- he can certainly help me regain some muscle strength and improve the stability of my ankles that way, but he can't do anything to improve the mobility in the joint -- that will have to be achieved by surgical means, he says. He's going to put together a programme for me, which I will have to follow to the letter and which will be quite strenuous for the first couple of weeks; and he will also contact the orthopaedic surgeon and tell him that in his opinion, surgery is unavoidable if I'm ever to regain the full use of my ankle. And I have to stop with the twice-daily exercises the specialist has me do to sort out my tendonitis; they may have been a great help with that so far, but they're causing further damage to the joint by making bone grind on bone (I thought I felt as much).

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wackinessensues
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie, well you know I feel your pain. Haha!

Aren't ankles fun! Not.
gamiila
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
I think there's certainly a flaw in their design somewhere. Maybe we shouldn't have come out of those trees before we'd had a good hard look at our anatomy.
suze2000
Apr. 10th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
A good hard look at the good hard ground, maybe? :P

gamiila
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHA!!!
enigmaticblues
Apr. 10th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yikes! It sounds like Rutger knows what he's talking about, at least.
gamiila
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
And consulting with him on a regular basis is not going to be a hardship -- as with all my previous physiotherapists, he's fit! ;-)
rosamundeb
Apr. 11th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Good luck, girl...
gamiila
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
Cheers, girl...
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