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I broke my fibula on New Year's Day and tore all of the ligaments surrounding my ankle. I am 57 years old and am wondering how long it took others with the same type of injury to get back to normal walking. It's been 146 days since my injury and all I can manage is a slow hobble. How long has it taken others to recover? Is it because of my age or what? I am a very active person who loves hiking, climbing, scrambling and canyoneering so all of this inactivity is making me crazy!
On April 25 we were visiting friends in Massachusetts and I slipped off a curb and got a Jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I never imagined how such a seemingly minor incident could affect my life.
Once I returned home the splint was replaced with a cast. The orthopedist said everything was in alignment and he wanted it to knit by itself; that he would perform surgery with a pin in 6 weeks if the foot was not healing. I quickly learned what that 6 weeks was going to be like. I…Continue
I suffered a Trimall fracture 2.5 weeks ago when my dog caught me off guard and pulled me down the last few steps. Surgery was last Monday. Pain level is great, it's just being so mobility challenged that I am having a hard time with. I am absolutely terrible on crutches, so have been using a walker. I am getting a knee scooter on Friday, so hopefully that will help when I'm out and about and go back to work. If anyone has any tips, they would be greatly appreciated.…Continue
Am I the only one that didn't get PT. I had to call the dr. and ask If he forgot to prescribe it. It is a workmans comp claim so I was puzzled. It has the normal plates and screws on both sides. I'm just puzzled and depressed. Is this normal? ty