Post # 1
Well I’m trying to listen to the doctor who says I’ll be fine in 2 weeks, but the nervous person I am won’t let that happen.
Last Wed., I fell down the stairs and suffered a tiny fracture in my foot. All I could think about was my wedding in 3 months and how I still haven’t found shoes.
So I’m stuck wearing sneakers for 2 weeks, (I live in 3-4 inch heels) and am trying so hard not to do much walking.
However, I’m a gym fanatic, so I plan on going today. I was told not to use the treadmill which even if I wanted to, couldn’t. Doc said I can use the stationary bike. Plus I’ll do most of my upper body machines since that’s what you see in wedding dresses anyway.
I tried soaking it in a warm bath last night, hoping to speed up the healing.
Anyone know any other remedies worth trying? My dress came in on Saturday and I hope to find shoes next week.
Post # 3
There is no home remedy that will speed bone healing. Baths, lotions, potions don’t make your body repair the bone any faster.
If you smoke, stop, it will make your body heal faster.
Eat a balanced diet. Your body needs nutrients to heal, and generate bone growth. Within this ensure you are getting enough calcium. But calcium alone isn’t enough if you are lacking other nutrients.
Don’t push it at the gym. Even activities that dont’ directly use the foot can result in injury. Smacking your foot on the bench getting into the adduction machine etc. I know you love it, but maybe take up swimming until it is healed.
Get enough sleep.
Don’t stress. You have enough time until the wedding to be fully healed. But if you press your luck early on, then you will delay healing, and take it closer to the wedding date.
Post # 4
I hope it heals soon! Shouldn’t ice (rather than heat) be part of the plan too?
Lots of milk?
Post # 5
Thank you ladies. The swelling went down so I haven’t been using my ice pack, but perhaps I will again. Can’t hurt right…
Post # 6
Rest it! Rest helps so much! Don’t walk on it, elevate it, rest it as much as you can.
Post # 7
@bookworm88: Ditto! Rest, Ice, Elevate:)
OP: If you want to continue working out, stick to the bike or water workouts.Keep as much pressure off of it as you can. Good luck!
Post # 8
Compression also helps. We use the RICE pneumonic in schools to remember it (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
Post # 9
Thanks again bees! I’ve decided to skip the gym this week and do some crunches and my shake weight at home. I elevate constantly, and although I am a teacher, haven’t been on it much.
Post # 10
Soak your foot in Epson Salt water. It’ll help ease inflammation, pain as well as help the muscles and nerves function properly. Maybe do that daily or every other day. Hope you heal up soon and you needn’t worry!
Post # 11
@MrsC2012: Thanks for the tip! I’m going to CVS later and will pick some up.