... 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)
... It is a long recovery, 12-18 months to get close to as good as it gets. Having both broke might have slowed you up. Without good side to favor, it is probably harder to get out there an build it up. But you may have to. Water exercises is supposed to be good way.
I too was not fused because I was blistered to bad. At 3 months they said lets see how it goes. That was... (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)
... 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. That doctor may order an MRI to make sure there is not any soft tissue damage. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. I cannot imagine... (5 replies)
... I'm just curious if anyone with this injury , that has NOT had to have surgery, can give me a little timeline of recovery and when certain things may be possible once again. ... (5 replies)
... n emergency both said I didn't need surgery. I'm hoping I did right by not having surgery. The Dr. said there is good bone growth now at 6 weeks, but he told me calcaneus fractures are bad breaks and people usually have pain even after recovery. ... (24 replies)
... nt, and used painkillers not for comfort, but so I could keep strengthening. I was lucky not to break the talus or other bones which may have had some impact on recovery and potential. ... (24 replies)
... Hate to tell you, but you are still at the beginning of it. Probably most pain is coming, as you walk and use it again. But that is what you got to do.
I am guessing over the next 1-3 months you will be alot more active, but will be feeling it too. 5-6 months you will probably be doing alot, maybe still using a cane for long walks.
Recovery is 12-18 months, to get... (24 replies)
... atrophied so understandable.Im pretty sure its a case of grin and bear it and keep in mind that Im at the end of the worst of it I hope,lol. Of course its a long recovery and probably none of us will be the same again but the bulk of the pain is over.Good luck to all of you whatever stage you are at speedy recovery. ... (24 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. ... (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)
... that will go away eventually.smashed my calcaneus an got plate an screws,also screwed up my subtalur joint .went to boston to get it done . its been 9 months since fall and its still stifffens up . ... (24 replies)
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... I shattered my calc and talus March of 09. You need to keep it elevated when your not walking. The tingly feelins will go away. They may be a good sign that feel and circulation is coming back. The swelling is supposed to get better when you start walking, cause the muscle will be working.
I iced it alot for the first few months of walking. Do you have a compression... (24 replies)
... I succeeded in shattering my calcaneus plus broke my ankle in 3 places. After 3 months of no weight bearing, am now actually able to walk unassisted. ... (24 replies)
Your foot moves a lot more when you go up and downstairs because of the placement and anlge of the foot and the movements. You are hearing and feeling tendons and ligaments popping and moving back into places they haven't been to or felt since before the injury.
It takes some time for them to readjust to post injury positions. This is all normal. 18 months after... (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)
... Hi again,
Could you help me and be more specific exactly where in your ankle did this pop occur? Was it between the calcaneous and the talus? Was it further back in the ankle? Was it on the side of the ankle? Inside? Outside?
Where exactly does this hurt. I want to help you, I just need more information. Did the Doc mention fusion at all or did you pick up on this... (17 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)