Walking FWB

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I have been walking FWB for two days and in regular shoes (8 weeks post op).  I used walker first day and tried crutches second day.  The pain is horrible.  He did X-rays and I'm healed.  It's just so stiff and I swell.  Trying to get through this day by day. Came home and iced and elevated. In the morning it looks good but it It so stiff!  This is not fun!  How long until it gets better? 

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    I know it's frustrating. I am 10 weeks out and still not walking. In a boot. At my 6 weeks checkup my doctor showed me my x-ray and even though there was bone growth and fusion...By no means am I healed. That takes a long time. Be patient and love on your foot. Massage it as often as possible and start massaging your scar if you haven't already, you'll thank me later. Once that scar tissue forms the foot becomes so tight...My therapists are having to "snake bite" it...Which means they suction the scar (like cupping) just to loosen that scar tissue. Take small steps as often as you can, and then take a break. Even a few steps a day helps build your stamina. AND try exercising your good foot as well. Mine gets so tired.

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