After 21 weeks of lisfranc surgery recovery I can now easily stand on my tip toes AND keep my balance without hanging on to the counter.
|21 weeks after lisfranc surgery
My physical therapist told me I was about 65% – 70% of the way to full recovery. I resisted the urge to hug him when I heard this news.
|21 weeks post lisfranc surgery left side view|
In physical therapy this week, my therapist tied both my legs together with a band and had me walking sideways. This action put a lot of pressure on the inside of my recovering foot which is where most of my pain still resides.
I was pleased this new exercise didn’t cause any additional pain, but rather gave me new confidence in being able to side step.
|lisfranc surgery scar week 21|
I can now walk not only forwards and backwards, I can walk sideways pain free. This new ability came in handy when my husband and I went to a movie and had to crawl over people by side stepping to our seats.
|21 weeks post lisfranc surgery right side view|
Having gained confidence in my ability to move in any direction, I am experimenting with leaving my cane in the car.
To remain pain free, I have to walk slowly but I can now maneuver out of the way if need be. I am continually amazed at how fast everyone walks and wonder why everyone always seems to be in a hurry. It is like I am moving in slow motion and everyone else in fast forward.
If I try to speed up, pain takes over, so for now, I will be content to watch the blur of people darting past me.
|21 weeks post lisfranc surgery|