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Old 03-15-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Calcaneus Fracture

Fractured my right calcaneus on 6/23/09 (mtn. biking accident), surgery on 7/10/09 ( plate with 7 screws). It is now about 8 months after surgery. Just wondering if there is anyone out there that has had a similar injury that's a year or more into recovery. Right now I still have slight pain, somewhat of a stiff big toe and sort of a tight plantar fascia. I had about 26 weeks of physical therapy and now go to the gym quite often doing various foot strengthening exercises as much as I can tolerate. I normally am a very active person - - mtn. bike, road bike, rollerblade, tennis, ski and NOW because of this injury, have become a swimmer. (1000 yards at least 4 - 5 times a week). Right now, a little anxious - - keep wondering if this injury will EVER heal to the point where I will be able to do my other activities in the future. Realize I probably won't be able to do them to the extreme I used to.
So.... if there's someone out there that can offer some encouragement, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm 62 years young and want to keep going till I'm 92.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture

I am year out. My foot was in to bad of shape to do surgery, so they just let it heal. I still put it up here and there. I quit wearing compression sock last month, but last few days had some swelling and wore it once. I don't take pain meds if I don't do alot. But I do have bad days if I do alot.


I am doing what I want, but you have to pay for it too. I have heard 12-18 months to get as good as its going to get. Mileage may vary.

For the plantar fascia I was rolling my foot on a golf ball and on frozen liter bottle.

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture

Thanks for your input Zerk. Guess everyone has their own little issues with this injury. Big part of it is trying to keep a positive attitude. Good luck to you.

 
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture

I was riding my touring bikes at 4 months and hunting at 8 months. Walking the dogs around 5 months. So I am doing the stuff I always did, but you got to spend some pain currency.

I am not taking pain meds daily for the last month. I am fine just walking around a bit. But if I do to much it can get bad. Doc wants to start me on chronic pain meds, I was hoping for just something on bad days.

I am probably goign to have to face facts and start taking them. Especially as summer comes and I want to do more.

But like I said I am not taking meds dailly anymore. I was taking celebrex. So it has gotten better since month 10/11. So I am hoping it still gets better

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Re: Calcaneus Fracture

My toes were stiff, and starting to curl down. I worked them alot and they are alot better. The big toe I would pull back and hold. The other toes I would push down on the joint, while pulling back on the tip. I was doing this through out the day and finally got some improvement. I had to really focus on it.

 
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