... Hi Fallinginfrance, So sorry to hear about your fall, you sound like you got beat up pretty bad. Hopefully your age will help you heal much better then us older healies. You being physically fit should help a ton and it sounds like your healing great so far. ... (2 replies)
... which tricks the body into thinking it's a broken bone and must heal it. ... (62 replies)
... Ditto to all TC said. I was getting a bit worried and really frustrated at the fact that things "just weren't better, in fact some things were worse". Turns out that after 14 months of dealing with this particular injury that my achilles had contracted and gotten bound up by some scar tissue, even with all the constant work on stretching, etc. Do the stretching and movements... (6 replies)
Here are the basics. Recovery from a fractured heel is much more extensive than breaking any other bone in the foot. The force it took to break it would also have damaged soft tissues including nerves and tendons. There are many tendons connecting to and passing around the heel. Your heel sustains heavy loads (more so stepping off your foot than just standing) and... (6 replies)
... I don't climb things Like I use to do. I look for ways that are much easier on my foot now days and if I'm not comfortable doing it because I need more time to heal I call someone for help. I have never been a person to call people for help but I determined not to injure myself again so I have to do what I have to do. ... (62 replies)
... Oh definitely, when I was in hospital the first few weeks I was terrified, but then I just got used to it. I actually had a blast with the people on my ward and still talk to them. I was determined not to look online, take each day as it comes and hope for the best. I'm very bookish as well, not very sporty, so those 3 months of healing went by ok for me. I was patient with... (62 replies)
... Glad it turned out ok. To be honest, with your fear, I would not have thought it would. For me, I thought it was important to realize I have no choice but to deal with this.
The hard thing about this injury is it takes a long time to heal, and you have to wait it out. Also sometimes people don't understand why this bone takes so much longer to heal. I am not sure people... (62 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear about what you had to good through. You sound like you heal really well considering everything you had to go through. It's amazing that you can run again like you said. ... (62 replies)
... I don't remember much. Was upside down for 1.5 hours. My knee was stuck in the dash. The foot was the least of it it. Girl crossed center line. I woke up 2 weeks later from drug induced coma.
As for mornings, no they are not to painful. Once in awhile a little stiff until I get moving, but not bad. For me the pain comes with use. If I was in an office or at home, I... (62 replies)
... It just takes awhile. With this injury you got to wait it out. Takes longer to heal then other bones. ... (6 replies)
... My skin took about 12 weeks to heal after it ruptured from swelling. Nothing to do but wait it out. No magic fix. Keep it elevated 23 hours a day toes above the nose. ... (6 replies)
... Hello, my name is John, and i install or used to seamless gutters, ok I have been doing some research " like most of us do " thanks to the internet. About 14 days ago i was approximately 22 feet up in the air on a ladder taking down a short piece of gutter. The ladder slid down the wall smashed into a pile of bricks causing 12 fractures in my calcaneus bone or heel bone. My... (1 replies)
Keep off the grass. Seriously, there are things that will always aggravate it. Uneven surfaces are the most common complaint of Heelies. Fifteen years after my calcaneus fracture I will not walk around in a house with thick carpet and padding. While I can run, climb ladders, and walk miles, one bad rug can ruin my whole day. Learn what hurts and what you can easily... (10 replies)
... I too shattered my heel and it was a worker's comp thing. My surgeon told me that I had up to 6 weeks before the bones started setting "wrong". I had to wait 3. ... (5 replies)
... eels. We are a special group. No one really understands us because they think a broken heel is like every other broken bone, but it's not. It takes WAY longer to heal and it's much more painful. You used the word "lifechanging." Well, for many heelies, this injury is lifechanging. ... (1 replies)
... long way down. It resulted in a major concussion,10 staples to my head,a broken arm, fractures in my neck,pelvis,back and both feet. My heel on the left foot is shattered with multiple fragments. I'm waiting for the CT scan to come back on my right foot because it has been popping and giving me a ton of pain. ... (1 replies)
... About 4 and a half months ago I shattered my heel bone in a cliff jumping accident. I had to get 3 permanant screws in my heal and got staples and stitches on my skin. I am 16 and the slow recovery time is killing me. ... (2 replies)
... What it felt like for me, was I had been on my feet all day. Not so much pain as sore. The pain for me is not so much my heal, as it is my ankle. I also shattered my talus, wrecking my subtalar joint. ... (12 replies)
... annoyance but I know its best to just do what the dr says and heal completely so I can start my road to a full recovery. ... (11 replies)
... He is young that will help the recovery. But you got to pound it in his head, to follow ordered. To stay off it. It blows my mind what some people do, after an injury. If he wants to enjoy his foot the rest of his life, he will have to be an adult, and stay off it for 10-12 weeks. You may need to be blunt with him.
He needs to keep it elevated, really elevated now,... (3 replies)