NWB boot after 5 plus weeks in soft cast

December 22nd, 2015

It seems many others are moving much quicker than myself. I was very much looking forward to getting into a boot even no weight bearing after the pain in the cast . Especially at night.. Be careful what you wish for .. I have only had the boot one day but think ski boot HEAVY!! The cast I was used to .. I knew how to hop to get in knee walker and was less bulky … I know it’s just one day but it’s like a new routine …sleeping with this boot is a nightmare ( no pun intended ) …i kicked my wife last night ( not a happy wife) I also wish that I was doing some PT but my OS has me in this boot non weight for another 4 weeks .. That would take me out to 9-10 weeks before any weight … The only good thing is I can take boot off and look how atrophied my foot is .. Sucks!! I just saw the Kobe Bryant special on cable was amazing !! He ¬†gave me some strength to get thru this as he made a living and is an icon of the game and he came back …I just want to come back to walking and playing golf or basic stuff … I will have to ask my OS if I can flex even lightly when I take boot off .. Right now I’m afraid to do anything but wiggle my toes …by the way my boot is a don joy max trad with ankle adjustments .. ( with air device to fill with air)

4 Responses to “NWB boot after 5 plus weeks in soft cast”

  1. beanie on December 22, 2015 8:22 pm

    Hi Arib, how are you finding your pain levels from the Sural Nerve issue? Are the meds they gave you helping?

  2. arib on December 22, 2015 9:34 pm

    It has gotten a bit better .. I am on tramadal and then they gave me gabapentan ( nuranton) which is much stronger and that helped but made me Drowsey … I still have some discomfort .. Especially at night and taking some ambien for that .. Just sucks but getting a bit better

  3. andyw on December 23, 2015 2:15 am

    Arib, even at this stage you can still go to PT. I went by week 3 and although there’s no weight bearing stuff on the injured leg, the PT had me do a bunch of other exercises to keep the rest of the leg from atrophy, and he use some of the machines to promote healing as well. At least talk to one and get an opinion. Good to hear that the pain is being managed. Also, I prop my boot up on pillows at night,to both keep the foot elevated past the heart and to keep myself from rolling around in my sleep.

  4. beanie on December 23, 2015 6:06 am

    Hang in there Arib! I’m glad things are getting a little better for you and I really hope this continues. Hopefully you’ll get accustomed to the boot in no time.

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