Wow my cast is off after 8 weeks my calf is solid!

Hello, today I had my cast off and had my first physio session. I was actually walking……

I am now trying to put full weight through foot but only with two heel inserts and crutches for the next four weeks.  I have stretching exercises and am back at physio in two weeks.

I have a question for the forum.  The blogs I have read say how the injured leg is really withered when cast comes off but my leg appears to be bigger and my calf is solid.  My good leg has lost a lot of muscle and is floppy, has anyone else experienced this?

Today is a really good day, really does feel like I am now on the road to recovery.

I did blush when the cast came off as I had just had a spray tan the day before injury and my leg was extremely brown and I never knew my body could produce so much hair!!! Yuk x

3 Comments »

  1. davidk Said,

    September 29, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

    Blondie, your injured leg calf muscle has atrophied, of that I am sure. Immobilization and inactivity will do that very quickly. So, if your calf feels “solid”, I would suggest that you may be retaining fluid in your leg–it’s not muscle. Are you practicing RICE a couple times a day? What did your physio say? -David

  2. blondie Said,

    September 30, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    Hi David, thanks for reply. Physio said due to my hyper mobility joints that my knee was doing too much work and that may cause my calf to be tight, although they saw me just an hour after my cast came off, and it seemed to get more solid as the day progressed. It is still the same today, very swollen behind my knee and bruising on my ankle now forming but already I am feeling better with the exercises and can do a fair stretch and can walk well with my crutches and heel raise. I have been told to do my exercises every two hours and ice twice a day and elevate often, along with touching my leg and rubbing often as although healing well I am still healing,
    Kim

  3. Arnel Gonzales Said,

    October 4, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    Hi David,

    Recently had a raptured tendon and went for surgery..had my cast removed after 2 weeks.
    Changed my normal cast to an aircast.

    My question is after removing my cast on my left leg my Muscles on my leg seemd to be very solf and seems to have no tension at all.

    Is this a normal condition,? I am not using any more crutches and able to move around using aircast.

    Beat regards

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