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Gypsey1 12-28-2012 07:00 PM

Fractured ankle - 6 weeks on - need rehab help
 
I have just been told by my doctor that I can start to walk on my foot after 6 weeks of being immobilised in a cast then a boot and crutches. I am in so much pain, just wondering should I do crutches and put my foot flat on the floor using the boot or ditch the crutches altogether and just do the boot.

LadyKanner 12-28-2012 11:31 PM

Re: Fractured ankle - 6 weeks on - need rehab help
 
I would go gradual if I were you. Start out doing partial weight bearing with crutches and work your way to full weight bearing. Listen to your body though. You're going to probably experience some extra swelling and pain for a while. You will need to do some more ice and elevation. You could start with the boot too at first if you are more comfortable with that. No one knows your body more than yourself.
Take care!
~Kimberly

ginger62 12-29-2012 06:50 PM

Re: Fractured ankle - 6 weeks on - need rehab help
 
I agree with Kimberly. I would think that working your way slowly into it makes sense. Just try to do a little more for a little longer every day.
Good luck!
Ginger

Gypsey1 12-30-2012 12:01 AM

Re: Fractured ankle - 6 weeks on - need rehab help
 
[QUOTE=LadyKanner;5109978]I would go gradual if I were you. Start out doing partial weight bearing with crutches and work your way to full weight bearing. Listen to your body though. You're going to probably experience some extra swelling and pain for a while. You will need to do some more ice and elevation. You could start with the boot too at first if you are more comfortable with that. No one knows your body more than yourself.
Take care!
~Kimberly[/QUOTE]

Thank you good advise. I tried today with the crutches and putting just a little bit of weight on my foot and went ok. A little sore but to be expected.
Wendy

Gypsey1 12-30-2012 12:04 AM

Re: Fractured ankle - 6 weeks on - need rehab help
 
[QUOTE=ginger62;5110271]I agree with Kimberly. I would think that working your way slowly into it makes sense. Just try to do a little more for a little longer every day.
Good luck!
Ginger[/QUOTE]

Thank you tried today and went ok on the 2 crutches with a little bit of weight, will try more.
Wendy


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