Re: post calcaneal osteotomy
I had a calcaneal/cotton osteotomy, ptt repaired, tendon transfered and gastroc recession 20 months ago. I was NWB for 8 weeks, followed by 3 weeks pwb. I finally removed the boot at about 16 weeks. When the boot was removed, I wore an aso brace in my sneaker for several weeks. I work as a school based slp. My job allows me to sit. I work with autistic and pre school disabled children so I have to be able to get up quickly and be fairly mobile. My surgeon kept me out from work for 4 months. If I had a desk job, he would have kept me out for about three months. My surgeon does the slow protocol because he said that it takes a long time for the tendon to heal. He also told me to avoid high impact activities because a repaired tendon will never be as strong as a virgin tendon. I am doing great now. I work all day and then do errands without even thinking about my foot.
You went back to work at a job that requires you to be on your feet much faster than I did. I definitely had lots of twinges and pains at 12 weeks. I wonder if you are straining the ptt. Could you call your surgeon and discuss your concerns.