(Closed) Stress fracture in ankle 3 weeks before wedding…help!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve had three ankle surgeries – two of which, were complete reconstructions.  The second surgery was basically a result of me not letting the first heal!!! 

My advice is a repeat of what your friends said – STAY OFF OF IT.  Take a cab to work.  Have a co-worker pick you up.  Anything.

Next step, elevate it!  Keep the swelling down! 

If you want to wear heels, I suggest getting a good ankle brace.  Ugly, I know – but youve got to support your ankle.

Post # 4
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1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You just need to stay off of it- even if that means taking a taxi everyday. Keep it up, ice it, rest. Also, I doubt you’ll be comfortable in heels and it’s not worth injuring yourself more and unless you’re wearing a short gown, no one’s going to be able to see your shoes.

Post # 5
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2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Following protocol for an acute injury is key! RICE – Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Keep it wrapped up nice and tight (watch circulation) to keep swelling under control, ice to control inflammation. You really do need to stay off of it as much as possible!

Post # 6
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you don’t stay off it then it will take 4+ weeks to heal. There’s no quick fix unfortunately. Stay off it as much as possible. Do not take any blood thinners, including advil and aspirin. Ice sparingly when it swells but you want blood going to it for it to heal.

I broke my knee a few months before my first wedding. Even after it healed I had to go to physical therapy. I ended up walking down the aisle and dancing in flats. It was disappointing but I got over it because at least I didn’t have to wear my cast or brace.

Sorry. Frown

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