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... st that when you have pain that you elevate the foot and rest it regularly. Don't try to get back to 'normal' before the pain subsides. Baby your foot and let it heal before you try to use it like normal. Not doing that was my greatest downfall. Never overdo anything. Everything must be done gently. ... (2 replies)
Shattered Heel
Apr 27, 2007
... 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)
Shattered Heel
Apr 27, 2007
... Mike, 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)

... and 4 other bones in foot. It does take a long time to heal unfortunately. ... (12 replies)
... I shattered both of my heels in a fall last August and I can complete relate to what you are going through. I'm glad to read some of the burning and shooting pains are gone. ... (12 replies)
... hey yaya, so i just had my second surgery and they are saying i need a PICC LINE im a bit nervous tbh and want to know if there are any other alternatives and im scared as far as healing is going this is week 4 and the pain sharp shooting and numbness is gone i am able to sleep again very rare heal bone pain it aches but i can push through (12 replies)
... Prince, I think yes, keep the boot on if you can't keep your foot and ankle straight. I was unable to myself in the early stages. Of course you don't want it to heal crooked. ... (12 replies)
... I shattered just one ankle in a fall so I can very much relate. It's very early in your recovery process so expect a lot of discomfort. ... (12 replies)
... The fracture I had to my left foot was almost identical to yours. I had a compound fracture to the inside of my left foot as well. My injury was on 6/21 so a little after yours. My surgeon did a good job. The wounds took forever to heal. I still have scabbing along the surgical incision and where the bone popped out. My doctor told me to not submerge my feet into... (4 replies)
... of my previous self. I think in about another year I'll be as close to normal as I can get. Everybodys injury is different and we all heal differently. Some people are rock climbing in a year, some not so good. So take it slow, and just know every month you feel progress is a good thing. ... (4 replies)
... Hi. I'm sorry that you are having to endure this. I hope that if you don't want the surgery, you can heal without it! ... (2 replies)
... sorry----it's orthopedic not orthopaedic . Have you applied for financial assistance from your state? Also try to apply for disability. Go to and you can get free advice from lawyers on there. They may have doctors on there that you can get free advice from as well. (3 replies)
... Mr PB----You definitely need to see an orthopaedic surgeon and PLEASE don't let anyone tell you you're a hopeless case. I wish you lived in Louisville,Ky as I have a great dr here that has operated on my foot by putting a pin and filler in to repair my calcaneous. I fell straight down into a 3 ft hole, which I didn't know was there, and my right foot immediately swelled up. I... (3 replies)
... If I were you I would get opinions from foot and ankle othopedic specialists. I can't believe that you have to live with the foot and ankle in the condition that it is in for the rest your life with no hope of getting better. Hopefully there is a doctor out there who can help you. (3 replies)
... Hey everyone well its as bad it can be doctors said wow! The worst pain ever had, I fell off a latter 10' to concrete exploded my heal to dust and shattered my ankle! 4 weeks now still in bad pain can't have surgery because of debeties and they said I could lose my foot! ... (3 replies)
... I am 9 weeks into bilateral calcaneus fractures that had some hardware installed along with a fractured L2so I am non weight bearing and stuck in a wheelchair for a few more weeks. My routine has helped me to stay sane even though my basic routine feels like Groundhog Day now. I was very active all the way up until my injury and don't like to sit around so this recovery is a... (2 replies)
... 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)
... 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)

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