5 days till cast off and hello Boot

December 16th, 2015

well I think i had sural nerve issue with the pain in the foot area (outside of foot and up)tingling and pain in the area. I was prescribed tramadol and Gabapentin .  have taken it for one day and the pain has subsided a bit. hopefully this will work and i will update it here for anyone in the future who has this issue. Nerve pain sucks it is really tough and sleeping is really bad. I was getting it ratcheted up at night time(as early as 4-5pm) . At almst 6 weeks i am using the knee walker and almost feel off a couple of time as i was cocky and thought i was a master at it. I am going to be careful now as most people who re-rupture do it after 6-8 weeks when they push to much or have accidents. Anyways hopefully today will be a better day than yesterday !

5 Responses to “5 days till cast off and hello Boot”

  1. frankie88 on December 22, 2015 3:23 am

    The pain was definitely from the tightness of the cast. I was put in a cast/splint after surgery for 3 days before I decided to cut the top of the splint to loosen it up. It instantly felt better. I felt the same as you because I could not sleep, getting frustrated, and hurt every bone on top of my foot. I would have gone crazy if it was a cast and not able to cut it. I bet it feels way better now your in the booth huh? Told my dock at my 8 day follow he said no big deal. I was put right into a boot with 3 heels and to remove one every week. I also started Physical Therapy 12 after surgery and it feels so much better already, and I’m now almost 3 weeks post op. Just simply working on ROM and passive stretching for now. Good Luck and hear from you soon.

  2. arib on December 22, 2015 10:03 am

    wow you are moving much quicker than me. im 5 1/2 weeks and just getting into boot…i am non weight bearing for another 4 weeks…the boot is so darm heavy and a pain in the ass…

  3. Stuart on December 22, 2015 12:43 pm

    Frankie - careful with the passive stretching at 3 weeks. Dorsi flexion will come back but stretching early could lead to healing long. Active ROM is normally advised at this stage and it does not use anything other than your own muscles. Passive stretching usually starts about 6-8 weeks.

  4. frankie88 on December 23, 2015 4:46 pm

    arib- yeah that would suck wearing the boot all day with non weight bearing. Im fwb around the house in my boots and use crutches if I go anywhere just to be safe. I also take my boot off when laying around the house and bed.

  5. frankie88 on December 23, 2015 4:52 pm

    Stuart thanks man. Most of my exercises are active ROM and really light on the passive stretching to slowly loosen things up. Only stretch enough to feel the stiffness and no sharp pain at all. My DOC and PT both suggesting early and aggressive therapy to help and speed up the recovery. Im definitely being super careful with everything but my Achilles is feeling better by the day and no pain at all.

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