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Old 10-15-2007, 09:01 AM   #1
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chris81 HB User
Angry broken heel

smashed my heel 3 weeks ago, Just wanted to know how long it will take until im able to walk again.IV got a plate and seven screws in my foot pain is starting to die down,got a heavy cast on that will be coming off in a few days replaced by a lighter one (cant wait).Just want people with same sort of thing to get back to me please and let me no how u got on thanks...

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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soredogs07 HB User
Re: broken heel

Hey chris, we're kind of in the same boat. I broke both heels last month rock climbing. I'm a little ahead of you surgery-wise. I had surgery on Sept. 19 to install plates + screws in both heels. The doctor just gave me removable boots a couple of weeks ago, and I have started doing foot exercises.

You'll like the removable boot. At first your foot is going to feel like a big piece of tenderized meat - trust me on this one - it's going to feel like you just walked a mile barefoot over a bunch of rocks. You won't want anything touching it as it will hurt in places it never hurt before. The exercises are going to hurt too. But it gets better. Keep it elevated so it doesn't swell up.

Don't get bummed by all the horror stories you read about broken heels here and elsewhere. Everyone heals differently. The heel is a big bone. An acquaintance of mine broke his heel falling off a ladder last year and he was wakeboarding 6 months later. My feet feel better everyday. Let me know how you are doing.


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