Re: Cast is off --have questions
Okay, let's see - you had surgery two months ago, what all did you have done? You said the bones are fused and the tendon looks good, but what exactly was done to your foot? There are so many differing pttd surgeries on here!
I had a heck of a lot done to my foot and I'm still in a boot. My surgery was on March 3rd (If you're counting, that's almost 5 months ago). SO going from cast to shoe is a pipe dream for me. Can't help you there.
But I can help you with the PT question. Yes! ROM exercises will definitely help get your foot back to the motion it needs to have to walk normal. I'm miffed he put you in a shoe before you had any PT, but all doctors are different. Make your appointment asap and get in there so you can get moving again.
The numbness - do you have screws? Even if not, remember, that foot was in a cast for two months, just hanging out relaxing. Now all the nerves and tendons have to work again and some might have forgotten how. You'll get zingy pains, numbness, etc. for awhile. If it continues, you need to bring it up with your doctor.
Don't try to force your foot! Just let it gradually get back to where it needs to be.
Good luck and keep us posted!