The "late recovery period"
I had ankle arthroscopy 4/19. So last week the surgeon said I didn't have to see him anymore. I can walk normally and comfortably for several blocks at a time, for the first time since last fall. I have permission to ease back into sports, as long as I wear ankle protection.
Still, things aren't... quite as they should be. I'm pretty sure what I'm experiencing is normal, just wondering how long it's likely to go on.
One thing is that my calf muscle is undersized. Right calf is 15 inches around, left is, after a month of exercise, barely 13 and a half. I know, it'll grow back. But when?
I still have occasional pain at the site where the scar tissue was removed. This I'm not sure is going to pass, and the surgeon couldn't promise it would either. Still, it's much less than it was before the surgery.
The other biggie is that everything else hurts! My peroneal muscles are constantly sore, and when they cramp, I get sharp pains behind the ankle, in the peroneal tendons. When I walk, my heel aches, my sole feels funny, my arch hurts. Never all at once, just "Hey, I'm your arch, and I hate you for making me do my job" Then, a little later, "I'm your heel, what's with this stepping on me business? That's not fair!"