... Dear dp,
Do get a new x-ray ASAP to check on the hardware and screws. A screw moving is not unusual, and removing it is not like the original surgery to place the plate and screws. It is usually easier and heals much faster.
I have had a lot of hardware in my body, and some of it is permanently in place. Screws and a plate were installed where my ankle was last broken in... (6 replies)
... The severity of this varies, but it tends to be a life changing event. I was in a cast around 6 weeks, then a boot until the 12 week. No weight bearing until 12th week. Foot elevated 23 hours a day. Toes above the nose, as best I could. Slept with it on two pillows.
Some people start paretial weight bearing at 9 weeks. Take 12-18 months to get as good as you will get,... (27 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)
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)
... I had surgery 16 screws and a plate surgical wound failed 130 days healing along with 35 hyprobarric treatments surgeon told me if it didn't heal he would take screws and plate out and use the halo but it finally healed its a long hard road either way and very painful. ... (11 replies)
... r a good 2 years. It takes a lot of time to heal. Do what you can by keeping it raised when you just resting, ice it when it's swollen...eat healthy to help it heal quicker. ... (2 replies)
... n was wrongly diagnosed about 10 yrs ago as 'flat foot'. Eventually I saw a foot doctor who told me my sesamoid was fragmented. The orthotics he made me did not heal it, I wore them for about a year and they were a burden and did not fit most shoes. ... (10 replies)
... ll pretty numb but the rest have woken up. My podiatrist went in from the side of the foot, from the big toe to the start of the arch, he said he has found folks heal faster with that type of incision, though its tougher for him to get at the sesamoids. ... (10 replies)
... I am 53 and also shattered my heel bone, it was a non displaced fracture. I was cleared for FWB at 12 weeks. ... (1 replies)
... On Father's day I shattered my calcaneous and broke my navicular. I have had three surgeries, one was the ex fix, and then 2 more to fix the broken bones. ... (2 replies)
... from 8 feet above.when he landed, he landed on both feet fractureing his heal in 28 places,he went around in a cast for about 12 weeks,but his life would never be the same again. ... (1 replies)
... did it heal correctly? ... (7 replies)