Re: Worried about muscle atrophy in calf post op
I broke femur on one side and heel on other. At 9 weeks I was allowed to do calf raises on the femur side. Both sides had wasted away to nothing, not much more then bone.
I started doing calf raises. I like high reps 50 or more, if you can. I also work calfs out daily. Thats a differant debate. Started off on level surface. They standing on phone book or board then off step, going below parallel. My calf cot huge. I had the split between to two heads, with weeks.
That was the side with the good heel. The bad heel side is coming alot slower. I am 10 months out and cannot do a single leg calf raise. The muscle can back to the point, where it doesn't look awful, but it is smaller.
Just got to keep doing it.