... I broke my heel in an accident on July 30. My break was extremely severe, and I had surgery 3 weeks later. ... (13 replies)
... After looking at my first xray my doc didnt think id need surgery,not until he looked at the 2nd xray,he then changed his mind.I am now 2mts post orif surgery.I have started p.t and doing home exercise. Get a 2nd opinion,your are entiled to one dont let workers comp mess u about. (17 replies)
... f you have access to a pool, I would suggest you get into one as soon as you are able to. I found it very helpful to my recovery. You can get the foot moving and exercise your whole body without weight bearing. You can also start to put some weight on the foot at your own pace on the bottom of the pool. ... (17 replies)
... So pain still go worse even though you had the surgery? I am not as far as long as you, but I believe what you wrote.
I suspect things will get worse with age. Not gaining weight I think is a big deal. I have heard about the other joints compensating too.
I do wonder if activity should be limited now. Would using a treadmill, wear things out faster. I think it... (17 replies)
... Has anyone had to force through the scar tissue and tare it? Or is there hope that the stiffness can be releaved with stretching exercise? I could realy use some help. (22 replies)
... rays at emergency room showed that I fractured my left heel in several places. Two days later CT showed that I actually fractured my hell in many pieces. After the swelling went down some, surgery took place on May 6th. ... (22 replies)
... Alot of people like walking in a pool, and its also probably a good way to get some exercise. I didn't but alot of people do it. (6 replies)
Sorry the reply is late (Monday). I have one word to say about swimming - wonderful. Here are the rest of the words; It's good leg strengthening and cardio-vascular exercise. There's no pressure or weight bearing so it feels great. Once you try it you'll probably want to go every chance you get. I had been concerned about having some muscle or tendon misbehaving... (3 replies)
... I broke my heel three months ago, I've been doing pt for about 4 weeks now. ... (3 replies)
... I started doing upper body stuff after a couple of months just to try to be active. I had a broken back as well as the heel fracture, but worked on core exercises, knee push ups (couldn't support body weight on my toes) and some light weights. It was great for cheering up a bit and feeling like I wasn't just on my back all the time. There was an issue with swelling when not... (4 replies)
... Also a great exercise I have been doing while dealing with my broken heel is basically squats. Simply kneel on your bad leg on a soft chair and stand on your other leg and do squats. ... (29 replies)
Thanks for the reply! Actually, no surgery. According to the ortho.it wasnt displaced so he felt no surgery was needed. I, on the other hand am not so sure, I have read and heard various healing stories without surgery.
I go back to the ortho tomorrow, I will have my list with me. I also have manipulation 2 more times this week. This has helped a bunch, however I am... (81 replies)
... There are 10....now, plus some others that have the word broken or broken heel Take the time and read them if you haven't already. ... (81 replies)
... med like 12 hour shifts forever. You really miss family and friends and it wears you down. I can only imagine what it must be like while trying to recover from a broken heel and hip. Your husband is a good man, he takes good care of you! ... (104 replies)
... ne and then went on to a red one.Then the stretching exercises supported by wall, bend knee of good leg and injured foot flat to floor to stretch calf.Also same exercise on step. ... (34 replies)
... Thanks for the information, the swimming was great! I hope it stops raining so I can go again. I also got an air cast to wear and that has done wonders also. I am able to walk without any crutches now. I was down to one crutch and then I put the air cast and that gave me support I needed. Started some pilates and that has helped also. I finally, for the first time since... (3 replies)
... Lap swimming, walking back and forth in the pool, both are good. (3 replies)
... Hello all
I am Thanos from Athens, Greece.
18 months ago I broke both of my heels. After the surgery (6 pins and a plate) in each heel I stayed 3 months in a wheel chair and 2-3 months with crutches.
From the very first moment (after removing the metal stitches) I was “pushing” my recovery with exercises at home and a lot of swimming (sea and every day at least one hour... (1 replies)
... old. The screws had to get removed from the heel a month and a half ago, due to achilles tendonitis from the head of one of them. I use a cane a lot of the time, to try and unload weight from that side. ... (21 replies)
... Eight years ago I spent the 4th getting my heel screwed back together. ... (88 replies)