Forums Foot/Ankle Broken foot. Please help!

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    • #70672
      AvatarSteve Wilcox
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      Broke my foot ( 3 meta. displaced ) about 7 weeks ago. The doc is very vague about when and how much to walk on it. Let pain be your guide is terrible advice for people like me (I walked on it for a week broken). I am just scared to be permanently damaged and balancing that with my goal of becoming a trophy kid at the ripe age of 38.

    • #73578
      AvatarAnonymous

      Is it healed?
      Were you given any PT? Is there a PT you can schedule a session with?
      Here are a couple episodes that address coming back from injury
      Pro Episode # 15 – Case Study: Jenny LaBaw, Broken Foot, and Return to Sport
      An MWod Model for Post Surgery/Post Injury Rehab
      Wonky, Beat Up Joint? Feed That Thing Good Mechanics and Some Slack

    • #73580
      AvatarSteve Wilcox
      Participant

      No idea? I have crappy coverage! When I asked him he said it was ok to walk but to let pain be my guide. I have no idea what the means? I am scared to ask for PT I have no trust. Any guesses would be great.

    • #73582
      AvatarAnonymous

      First thing it needs to be healed to prevent something else from happening.
      You have 3 other limbs that you can be using when you workout.
      Ok to walk and ok to workout are 2 different things.
      Did you ask the doctor any questions?
      If not, I would recommend calling him back with specific questions you have.
      Pain is a lagging indicator so “let pain be your guide” isn’t very good advise.
      By the time pain shows up there is damage done.
      Do you know of a knowledgeable coach who may be able to help you with this situation?
      This is a situation where seeing someone is beneficial because it is something outside of your knowledge base.
      The session(s) may not be covered, but getting more information on the situation and a plan of action is what is needed.
      Doing research on PTs in your area and finding out more on what they participate in is helpful info to have.
      You need to go in with an open mind and hear them out.

    • #73583
      AvatarSteve Wilcox
      Participant

      Thank you! I will seek out (and take out a loan for) a good PT. Ask far as I could tell the DR. Is a moron and asking him any other questions would have provoked me into a full stroke. I dropped a frozen pork butt on my foot so I will avoid doing that again (downside of paleo). Thanks again

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