October 10, 2008 smileswch
It’s been a long time for physical therapy. I went in at 11:30AM and left at 1:30pm. I have not been in 3 weeks. Why? The crazy temp job would not let any leeway in their schedule.
My knee is hurting from the chair at work. The elevator is out in my apt. I’m on the highest floor. Anywho..
Physical Therapist Asst looks at my ankle and says you have a lot of swelling. I need to give you a massage on your ankle. So, I’m going thru the ropes of exercises. Now, I’m getting scolded by the Paraguarian and Bulgarian PTA about my ankle. Thick accents say to me, you need to come to therapy b/c your ankle needs much work. Bulgarian PTA is working my ankle like I kick her. She kneads my ankle for 10 minutes. My thick scar receives kneading for five minutes alone. I’m like dayum !
Her comes the Paraguayan PTA to measure my ankle. The measurements are for improvement in my ankle. She pulls and pushes my ankle to feats that I have not confidentially gain on my on! She goes over my measurements and says you have not improve here. Also, she tells me. My scars tissue is restricting my range of motion. We will work on this.. I told her that I’ll ice down at home. She says no.. You need your electrical stimulation on your ankle. I said ok! Now, i’m iced and have current going at 16. When I first had physical therapy after surgery. I was up to 20. I lay back on the table with my arms over my eyes. I start crying the pain was not cool for me. The Paraguayan PTA comes over to say something me. Tears are flowing hard. She apologies for the measurements. I told her i’m ok.
I’ll be in PT for months.. *sigh*.
My Internist told me that my scar is keloid. She says they inject cortizone in the scar to lighten it. I need to call her and ask does it breaks down the scar tissue too. I would hate to have surgery to reduce the scar tissue. Mebbe I need to go back to acupuncture for help with scarring.
Those of you with back pain, this guy or folks on his blog says it great for it.
My day was supposed to be restful or free flowing.. damn!
Entry Filed under: recovery from ankle surgery and tagged: acupuncture, ankle, coritzone, knee injury, measurements, pain, physical therapy, restrictive motion, scar revision surgery, scar tissue, TENS unit