9 Weeks Post-Lapidus Full Weight-bearing questions
So, it's week 9 post-lapidus. After one week partial WB while on crutches and one week equal weight of both feet while on crutches, today is the day that I am to start full weightbearing without crutches.
Since I had an easy time walking with the crutches, I thought that walking without the crutches wouldn't be too hard. I was wrong.
Wearing my camo-boot, I took my first steps walking alongside a conference room table at work to give me something to lean on, "just in case". Well, I REALLY needed to lean on the table. The foot hurt somewhat, especially around the heel and front of the foot. I felt like my calf and ankle muscles weren't stabilizing me. I did about 7 laps back and forth along the table, leaning on it for support and then felt like I should stop. Took 2 tylenol. I figure I will try again later today. Also, since the camo boot is raised up like wearing a platform shoe, it is higher than my sneaker of my other foot and causes an automatic limp.
Does this sound normal to all you Post-Lapidus posters? Should FWB be easier than this? Or is it normal to walk just a little bit each day? How long before walking with a normal gait?