... It seems to depend a lot on the doctor who does the repairs. I think that fractures are a bit more consistent than soft tissue injuries but there is still some variation.
I had a conservative dr so I had a longer recovery. I was in a surgical cast (this huge mass of ace wrap, guaze, cotton, fiberglass and plaster casts) for 5 days and then in hard casts for 10 weeks. The... (7 replies)
... Yea, I'm still waiting for surgery on my foot, they are putting a pin and maybe a screw in. It is what it is, I will be out of things for a couple/few months I know. I heard that with tendons and ligaments, you are casted and out for longer...is that true? (7 replies)
... What kind of injury did you have? (7 replies)
... st for me it came back faster than I expected. I was casted for 10 weeks and in a boot for 6. I was on bedrest for the first 6 weeks which of course causes more atrophy than just being casted. But I actually had less atrophy than I thought I would although it was obviously there. ... (7 replies)
... u thigh muscles. Just sit back in a chair or something and bring your knees to your chest repetitively. The calf muscle however, which is my concern, needs the foot to be flexed to work that out. I'm trying different things right now to see if I can at least just keep movement in there, without putting pressure on it. ... (7 replies)
... suggestions on how not to let my calf and thigh muscles atrophy. I broke my heel bone a month ago and had surgery three weeks ago. I can't put any weight on my foot for three months. Any suggestions would be great! ... (7 replies)
... I broke my foot this week in three metatarsals. The main one being the third metatarsal being completely displaced, and the other two being at the base of the metatarsals. ... (7 replies)
... and was put in a walking boot and told to walk on my heel. I am in my sixties and have read that most people are told not to put pressure on the broken foot and use crutches. I return to doctor in two weeks and would prefer not to have it "screwed"as might be the case if it does not show signs of healing. ... (3 replies)
... Yes, a limp is normal. Especially since you were in a cast for 8 weeks and haven't returned to full weight bearing. You will have atrophy of muscles and it may take a bit before you work past the limp. It really isn't something to be concerned about since you are not having pain. Give it time. ... (1 replies)
... I fell June 5th, 2015 resulting in bilateral calcaneus fractures. Both needed surgery to realign the joint in the right foot and reattach some the back of my heel in the left. I am coming up on 5 months post op. I was in a chair for 3 months and then transitioned to using a walker. ... (13 replies)
... I can understand your frustration and possible confusion about what to do related to walking. Putting full weight on your foot after having been NWB for so long can be very painful and difficult. ... (4 replies)
... I tore 2 ligaments (AFTL and CFTL), both peroneal tendons and had a scope to clear out a bunch of debris. I also tore my Achilles with the original injury and had sca tissue built up that was painful and restricting my ROM but that couldn't be fixed with this surgery. It turned out that casting fixed it without a 2nd surgery which is wonderful.
I also broke my fibula but... (7 replies)
... When I landed on a concrete sidewalk from about 7 feet, I knew immediately that it was broken and made a trip to the ER. I had no surgery but wore a cast for quite a few weeks and recall the pain involved. ... (3 replies)
... I know.. i try to be careful as much as i can, and thinking about foot every single minute.. ... (13 replies)
... Jane brings up some great points. You have not walked on your foot in a while. ... (9 replies)
... My thoughts on what happened at the doc's office. I personally think the doc moved and tested your foot too soon. Did the Xrays show calcification? ... (17 replies)
... I was looking back at my old posts and I'd like to repost one that I made in Feb 2006, five months after surgery.
From what I've read from your posts, you are scheduled for surgery today. Good luck. I wish I got to repond to you sooner to give some support since it looks like we are in the same boat - but 5 months apart.
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... it at least is only one incision for that. I think it is 4" long but mine has healed so well that I'm only going to have about 2" of broken scar. ... (10 replies)
... he subtalar joint. That was one of the joints I had fused and have the same thing in regards to motion. I cannot move side to side or pronate but I can move my foot up and down just fine. The grinding is definitely something you want to consult with your doctor about. ... (3 replies)
... and that the foot may hurt a bit after walking a long distance. ... (32 replies)