Re: exercises to do after fractured heel
Everyone's recovery is different, I had a 3mm displacement of the heel and they wanted to operate but I refused as I was on the other side of the world from UK, in Australia and my mother, who lives with me, was in respite care until I got home.
When I got back home they kept me in NWB cast for 3 months then partial WB for next 6 weeks then FWB as tolerated.
It is also taking me longer as I am 61 yrs. old and as you get older you have less calcium in your bones.
I am now doing very well, most swelling gone,nearly all pain gone except that at the moment heel under foot sore when I walk but that is probably because I am still limping and favouring bad foot, but all in all I am very happy.
Don't worry if you find that you feel good one day and the next day something else starts to hurt, that is normal. It really worried me but after finding this site I was told by others that the heelies saying is "1 step forward 2 steps back", Don't try to go too quickly, my PT told me that you must think of your progress as climbing a steep hill and if you go too quickly you slide back down.
You will probably get very depressed and frustrated but that is normal too, we all go through it.If you had told me even 1 month ago that I would be going on my own to my local swimming pool I would have thought you mad, but that is what I have done this week.
My doctors have told me that it can take up to 1 year to heal completely, but my PT says 1 year to 18 months, although others on this site have been walking without aid within a few months, hopefully you will be one of the fortunate ones, but just remember, you will get there.