Reply To: Recovery Expectations

September 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

My feet are still feeling weird more than a year and a half out. Mine may never get better, but you should hope for the best. You could make a complete recovery, but not in a few weeks.

As for the amount of exertion, you must be careful not to overdo it, but to find the appropriate level. When I started twice-a-week outpatient therapy, I mostly rested between sessions. Gradually, I was able to do more and more on my off days. After six months, I was able to get out and do things every day. You need to work at your PT, but not exhaust yourself in between. Go to PT rested up.

Keep an eye on your leg strength to be sure you are not regressing. Your PT will know how to check that.

Good luck with your recovery!