... will get better when you start walking. Yes you may have a purplish look to your foot when its down. yes you will get weird shooting pains and sensations from time time. Yes most of the feeling will hopefully come back. ... (3 replies)
... My heels haven't broken into any pieces, there is just a crack at the very back of one and on the other it is further up. ... (5 replies)
... It takes some time for them to readjust to post injury positions. This is all normal. 18 months after my accident I still feel popping and movement in my foot. ... (165 replies)
... I fractured mine July 29th 2009, no surgery yet, great pain first month then moderate.
Still can't put any weight on heel, doc said use the pool to walk in if i'm in chest high, or walk on my toes with my crutches and whirlpool 3 times a day.
Have lost all muscle in calf,said it would be at least 4 months then rehab.
no more jumping out of planes, that's ok with me i'm just... (165 replies)
... I just fractured my calcaneus bone last week. Right now I am at the computer with my leg propped up on my desk. I hobble around the house with crutches. ... (165 replies)
... them. I make an appointment to talk to an Orthopedic Surgeon. He says that a calcaneal osteotomy is really not going to do it since the arthritis caused by the broken calcaneus is also causing pain. He suggests a subtalar fusion. This is much better than the full ankle fusion I thought was suggested in 2003. ... (10 replies)
... rtant to how well you will walk for the rest of your life, PT will make a big difference with their guidance, encouragement and correct answers to your concerns. Recovery for this injury done properly is a full time job requiring many hours a day and all of your energy. ... (7 replies)
... Fusing the worse one, may be an option. There are other options besides fusing. Last time I saw the doc, he said he thinks I will need something eventually. He said on option is to shave the bone done to take stress off. ... (3 replies)
... Hi. Broke both calcaneus bones last August when I was hit by a car while walking. Both comminuted fractures. While my right foot has healed pretty well, my left is not so great. ... (3 replies)
... The severity and recovery time really varies. But a year is ball park, with gains until 18 months, with people saying it still gets better for a few years. ... (1 replies)
... I would definitely suggest a follow up appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon or foot and ankle specialist. It's been plenty time since and if you're not seeing improvement or knowing quite what to do it is best to seek medical advice. ... (5 replies)
... week injury. At this point in time , I am still curious as to when I may be able to start applying any weight to my foot. ... (5 replies)
... opportunity to come back over to the states, it would probably be money and time well spent. The communication barrier would definitely be problematic. ... (14 replies)
... to get out of the house for a little while. The burning sensation is bothering me the most, the foot doesn't really hurt, but the burning is pretty much all the time in the arch of my foot. It's not bad in the morning but gets worse as the day goes on. ... (24 replies)
... The doc xrayed my broken leg, and heel, before letting me walk. So while they don't know exactly how long it takes, they can find out. People do vary in recovery time, but millions of people brake bones, and I bet in general, based on age and health, them come close. ... (5 replies)
... Broke my heel bone in dec 2009. Got those "electric shocks" for a few months, Do not get them any more. Takes time but things will get better. ... (24 replies)
... rthopedic surgeon who is strictly a foot and ankle specialist. She is board certified and seems extremely competent. The day she did my surgery she had two other calcaneus fractures the same day. Her high level of experience has been a comfort to me. ... (24 replies)
... I realize everyone heals differntly and at different rates. That is what is so odd about this injury, no ones recovery is the same. I have read that some heelies are still taking pain meds 6 months after their surgery, yet another is now running road races again after 18 months. ... (4 replies)
... I'm sharing my experience with everyone so others who follow in our unfortunate footsteps knw what to expect during the recovery process. ... (4 replies)
... feet, improve overall balance, quicken the step and thus reduce the time that weight is static on any one part of the foot. ... (29 replies)