Another fall- here we go again

January 17, 2010

I am not sure why it has to feel like a roller coaster. I was just settling into my routine and counting days to get to 12 weeks when suposedly the tendon would have been completely healed. And then yesterday at the party one of the guys excidentally pushed the wine glass off the table and of course I had to jump to the side reacting to the sound of broken glass. I was on cratches, but still really pushed my injured leg. Since I have not protection (not even a boot) I felt it right away. I fought the swelling over night and spent the whole day alternating ice and moist heat. I am just parying it is nothing serious :(

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  • 1. MaryK  |  January 17th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I’m sure you’ll be fine. They don’t let you out of the boot until they are sure you no longer need the protection. Try not to worry, and tell your friend not to drink so much wine :)

  • 2. mshap  |  January 17th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks MaryK :) I actually never had the boot. I had a splint for 2 weeks and that was it. I have not found another person on this blog who had the same protocol. My doc was adamant though that I did not need a boot or anything else.

  • 3. fitnessgenie  |  January 17th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I was told I could get out of the boot as soon as I was comfortable with it. Around the house I was out of the boot at two weeks; however, I never left the house without it on until I hit 6 weeks. With the surgeon’s permission. Just keep up with the ice. My PT said, swelling can be expected even 6 months out. I’m at 3 months and still experience swelling.

  • 4. doster79  |  January 19th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    mshap! i was thinking the same thing about being the only one around here not getting the boot. my doc didnt want me in a boot, i asked several times and his only explanation was “i dont think you need it, you’re young and in good shape”

    it does seem like the strength in my injured leg is coming back quicker vs people wear the boot. i was in a hard cast for about 7 weeks, than went right into a sneaker, partial weight bearing of course.

    how’s the leg holding up?

  • 5. mshap  |  January 19th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    doster79,

    At least I am not the only one like that :) I never had a cast either - only the splint for 2 weeks. After I fell on my injured leg, I asked for the boot. The doctors said that he did not think I needed one but if I absolutely wanted it, he gave me a prescription. I would up not getting the boot after all. I am thinking that having more mobility should help in a long run.

    I think my recovery rate is about average. At almost 11 weeks I am just learning to walk. I am not upset about it though. I would really like to heal as much as possible and I hope to then catch up with strength and flexibility. This may be the wrong approch but it makes me more comfortable so I am going with it.

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