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Old 03-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #52
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Re: Anybody use a cane? (2 months post-op calcaneal osteotomy/tendon transfer, PTTD)

Hi LisabDot,

I didn't know that squatting hurt the PT tendon. I've been the "squat queen" at the gym for the past couple of years. I struggled with lunges because my foot pronated so much. I thought squats were better, because I could plant my feet and just push through my heel.

I thought I was so smart about exercising, but maybe those squats were the last straw for my flat foot. Up till last year, I had been able to avoid extreme pain (and surgery) by wearing my orthodics 24/7.

I appreciate you mentioning what you learned from your ortho. Going back to the gym is something I am anxious to do, but now I'll leave the squats out.

Does anyone know any other exercises that can do damage to what we've just had repaired?

Happy Healing to Everyone.
Carol