Post # 1
Hope you dont mind me coming on here for a moan and hopefully some support 🙁
i broke my foot 6 weeks ago, nothing exciting twisted my ankle and ended up with a fractured fifth metatarsal.
Just awful timing. We get married in may 2013, my best friend for who I am a bridesmaid is married in February 2013 and its meant to be our engagement shoot this week.
i am so fed up and low. I was in a cast for 5 and a half weeks. Hardly able to do anything for myself – no weight bearing, no driving, and its icy so I was scared to go out. i’ve put weight on and im just so down 🙁
I should be feeling happier the cast came off a few days ago but there is still large hard lump at the break point and I struggle to walk on it. and I cant get normal shoes on!
I know it will probably just take time but Im so impatient. I want to get back to exercising and work ( did I mention it happened during my notice period so I couldnt start my new job?!)
I feel so unlucky and scared its not healing properly *must stop googling the injury!!*
I’ll shhh now, I needed to vent I think xxxxxx
Post # 3
I broke my ankle a few years ago & it really put me into a depression. (Winter in Boston + never leaving the house). You will get better- stick w your physical therapy. You will walk normally for your wedding for sure. As for exercise- can you row? That’s a great calorie burner with not a lot of active impact.
Post # 4
@tulleprincess: hi there! I work in an orthopedic/podiatry group and deal with this on a daily. I’m so sorry you’re going through this! It is truly such an inconvenience. Usually for our fifth metatarsal fractures we rarely EVER use a cast (unless it is a jone’s fracture). All of our fractures are weight bearing as tolerated in a walking boot. Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal so you’re still in that time frame.
Maybe on your next appointment you could mention to your doctor a “bone stimulator” it’s especially helpful for slow healers or people who develop a “non union”.
Also, don’t be discouraged about swelling. You could have swelling for months..yes, months! Everything could be healed and you have no pain but there could be swelling. That’s really nothing to worry about.
Hope I was of some help. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Post # 5
Sorry to hear you broke your foot! I broke a toe many years ago and I still remember the pain of trying to walk on it for the first time… ouch!! I know its frustrating because your wedding is coming up and you want to be working out, but take it easy so you dont injure it further.
Just focus on your diet and perhaps you can get hand weights and do some upper body work?