Heal fracture

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Hi i posted last week that i had fractured my heal in 9 places and have a boot on was just wondering if anyone had the same thing my gd leg that i can wb on keeps going away from me and i am just falling to the ground thanks

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    Hi Donna,

    i had similar problem with good leg giving way on me and found it impossible to use crutches for this reason.  I hired a elbow or gutter walker.  They are the same height as your chest and your forearms go along a padded gutter and you wrap your hands around an upright hand grip. As they are on four wheels you can slide along or hop with the good leg but keep yourself upright if the leg gives way.  The other thing I used extensively was a wheelchair.  I am still using my elbow crutches at 16 weeks not because I need them as I am fwb but more as props in case the good leg starts to fail me.  Physiotherapist said not a bad idea to use them in crowds so people give you more consideration.  My biggest fear is falling again!   Good luck and speedy recovery! 

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      Thank you for replaying some g advice i will need to look in to that for crutches i have a wheel chair but stay top flat so cant get outbunless someone to help me
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      I've got a walker with huge wheels and seat. Good leg slowing me down. I want a horn! or bell!

      Have crutches and knee scooter. But good knee and leg HSS a bakers cyst.

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      I never even gave pwb a thot till just then readig that 🙈 thot was a case on can walk or not guess that was hust wishfull thinking on my part its just soul destorying as am usall a very active person at work most days 8 till 8 and thats killing ne
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      Hi hope your doin ok had hospital this morning had xray and was told can pwb to go back in 6 weeks and still have the boot i havent tryed it as of yet am not sure what to do on my toes or full feet thanks
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    Patti that posts on here a lot says she bought something called an EVEN UP from Amazon. I evens up the height of your good leg with the one wearing the boot. I would have bought one if I had known about it early enough. It wore my good leg out working so hard.
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    See a physio immediately.

    Mine told me to:-

    Put foot on bathroom scales with boot on and crutches. Make sure you have hood shoe with sturdy sole on other foot. Nothing to slip or trip on. VERY lightlyvlunge forward to you have made a slight weight change on scales. Even a couple of pounds or a kg. Go back to upright no weight baring. Do a couple of times. A couple of times a day.

    Rest broken foot on ground for a few minutes while you sit. Rest up.

    Slow process to start.

    Increase weight on scales by a bit each week. I got up to 1_stone in 2 weeks, then went up by a stone a week approx. Rest with foot up. Wear boot.

    See Physio. Good luck

    @(*+")@

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      Thanks you for the advice yeah tey told me to go back in 6 weeks and that the physio would contact me them self which i thot wa a bit strange thot i woul have got an appointment today
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      Hi how are you? I started physio today and they wanted to know y i still had boot on and wante to know y i have not walked without crutches or at least tryed. I dnt think anyone gets how sore it is apart from ppl on here and no one understands how isolating it is. I just tryed to walk with no boot or crutches an now am in agony.
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      You know your body. Zero to hero is a fallacy!. I use my walker most of the time. Fallen off crutches too often to count. Moonboot provides us with security. Use it if you need too. Take it off for stretches of time. Massage it. Then put it back in. You will gradually get used to it. I think second time around I used moonboot 24/7 for 8 weeks, then I forgot to put it on after a shower one day. Gave NE a bit of confidence. Wore it in bed for about 10 weeks. Scared of getting up in night and falling over!

      Wore it when I left the house for extra protection and to help warn others to keep away.

      Now I don't use it, over 4 months post surgery. But I'm not chucking it.

      I'm not sure what I told you but my good keg gas a bakers cyst. Was so bad 3 weeks ago couldn't bend it or straighten it. Specialist gave me cortisone jab in knee. Whoa. Hurt , but seems to have helped despite getting worse for a week.

      Ask your Physio for a plan . small amount if exercises that are obtainable to do. My Physio has been visiting my husband and I . My husband broke his scaphoid. Now he goes 35 km to a high intensity Physio.

      Keep in touch.

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      Thank you oo my your sure having a hard time of it as well 🙈 hope your knees better soon god and your poor husband as well i can imagine what would be like if mines was of work as well with an ingury it doesnt even bear thinking about. Been in agony the last few days havent moved from my bed 🙈
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      We change ends of house at half time lol. Getting used to it. He said he'd have no compassion if he hadn't broken his hand.

      Poor you. Make yourself get up briefly. Easy to get down if meds aren't taken on time, no sunshine, exercise of any kind. Also need good food and water.

      Can't remember if you have a knee scooter or not.

      A little better than none.

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      No just crutches and wheel chair for now been walking up n down the hall with crutches driving me mental i just need to get back to work asap as there not paying me even tho was accident at work 🙈 yeah i think my husbands the same hes getting sick o me and same with my daughter as not been avle to do the usall stuff we do
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      Hi just wondering how your getting on?? That's me 17 weeks not not so much pain in my heal it's more my ankle that's sore now

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