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Old 03-23-2010, 05:29 PM   #54
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Re: Anybody use a cane? (2 months post-op calcaneal osteotomy/tendon transfer, PTTD)

Carol, are you seeing a PT right now? Have your PT watch you do your squats. I was talking particularly about squatting down to pick something up off the floor and then standing right back up again. Maybe exercise squats are different. Or maybe if you're not going all the way down it won't be a problem? Have you felt significant pain when doing them or right afterwards? I know for a fact that some of the damage to my tendons (shredded in four places) happened just that way. I thought that I had hurt my ankle again when I fell over, but actually, I fell over because I damaged my tendon again. My doc's lips went white. I do wish he had thought to mention this before I did it...

all the best,
Lisa