(Closed) such bad luck :( broken foot

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3151 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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. Laughing

Post # 5
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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?

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