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Back to work

Filed under: Uncategorized — gottheboot at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This is my second week back on the job.  I’m wearing my boot everyday.    I’m a department manger in a large super-center.  My job entails being on my feet and a lot of walking most of the day.  The first week I found I had a lot of back pain and pain in my left foot from the uneven gait created by the boot.  Seems to be somewhat better this week. Because I’m working 8 to 5,  5 days a week and haven’t had a paycheck in 4 months its good to be back on the job but doesn’t leave me any time let alone money to continue physical therapy.  I did go to therapy for a couple weeks before going back to work and continue to do my leg/foot exercises every day now on my own.  I have even been going home for lunch every day to ice and elevate my foot which  seems to help. Next week I see my surgeon again and hope when I leave his office it will be with 2 shoes for the first time since April.



Comment by hobblit

August 27, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

Have you tried wearing a compression sock? It’s supposed to help with the swelling. Also ask your doctor if it’s safe to take an ibuprofen everyday as it will also reduce swelling.


Comment by tennisjunkie

August 28, 2008 @ 11:54 am

Congrats on back to work, as a person sitting at desk all day I can only imagine how hard it is to be on your feet all day in the boot.

Can you find a shoe that helps balance you so that the good leg is a far from the ground as the booted leg? I bought some cheap shoes with thick soles and this really helps. Guys have also worn clogs that adjust the height. Helps a little!

Good luck, hang in there.

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