FWB, with an *

Started the move to FWB 4 weeks to the day after surgery (Last Wednesday) and I’m at FWB today. Probably took longer than I needed (9 days) to get there. Pain wasn’t a real issue, any discomfort that I had or still have is in the ankle joint. PWB with two crutches was a breeze and I had great form with the heel to toe movement and fluidity of movement. When I made the move to one crutch I kind of lost that and found myself leaning akwardly on the single crutch, one crutch PWB stinks and that prompted me to buy a cane. The cane was much easier than a crutch and I think it got me to FWB quicker than if I had stayed on a single crutch.

Here is my asterisk: I’ve watched Ryan’s video, took the advice of he and Norm to make sure you drive the knee and feel it in the shin. I think about that with every step, works great on two crutches, so far my FWB and even with the cane has been a bit choppy. I know (or hope) that the more I walk with this boot that the form and the speed will pick up. I brought the cane with me to work and will probably leave it in the car just in case, I can see it being useful at other times as well. So like everyone else on the blogs has stated, life got a little easier today, but I know that I have a ways to go. If I could just get my doc to give me some ROM instructions or order me up some PT I’d be even closer!

2 comments ↓

#1 kkirk on 11.30.12 at 1:27 pm

Sounds like you progressed great. I’m still in the process of moving from PWB > FWB. Its been 5 days and I can put about 150 pounds of pressure on my repaired leg (Full weight would be about 185). I have some range of motion exercises the doc/PT people gave me, which might help (if your doctor says is ok). Pretty simple stuff to do while listening to music, watching TV, or even reading.

Here are the links.

achillesblog.com/kkirk/files/2012/11/hip-rom-exercises.pdf

achillesblog.com/kkirk/files/2012/11/ankle-rom-exercises-1.pdf

#2 darryn on 11.30.12 at 8:44 pm

I also find using one crutch destroys my form, and actually made me try no crutch. Note sure any better form, but feels good to be crutchless. I am not quite ready to ditch crutch altogether, and can see how cane would be useful.

I just noticed you also live in Baltimore (well I live in the county).

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