Tomorrow, Monday, it will be four weeks post my ostrigonum surgery. The time has flown by so fast and it feels like it was only yesterday mom and I drove in to the hospital to get it done.
My foot is getting better and better. I am soon touching the floor again, when pointing. I barely have any pain at all and the scar is healing really well. It is a tiny bit swollen but that is almost not noticeable.
This week, I have been doing relevés on two feet, my goal was to be able to do 50 by the end of the week. I am doing that without any problem, I even did 60 yesterday. After all, it doesn’t seem like the strength in the foot took any damage from the surgery and being on crutches. I don’t remember it being any easier to stand with one foot on the balance board before the surgery than it is now, isn’t that just great?
New week means new exercises. I will start to do relevés going up on two legs & then down on one. I will increase the amount of theraband exercises, try to deepen my plié and even start to do some barre exercises (which I am, by the way, already doing- can’t keep myself from dancing) ! I will also continue with all the other exercises from the past weeks, balancing board, arch strengthening and flex/pointe.
The upper left photo is at my foot at the end of week number 2 and the lower one is from the end of week 3. Difference, right? The photo taken in the gym is a throwback to the school days. I usually went down to the gym to work on building strength in the other parts of my body, where I didn’t have to use my foot, if I couldn’t do the class because of the pain.
I hope my recovery keeps going as good as it has been till now, I will keep you updated!