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Old 03-22-2010, 12:53 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 [U]so[/U] 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 [U]I'll leave the squats out.[/U]

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

Happy Healing to Everyone.
Carol