broken foot/loss of muscle

Email address: meredith@blueridgerunners.org
I have cracks in the 2nd-5th metatarsals in my right foot (non-displaced, at the heads). I had a plaster cast and no weight bearing for a week, now I am one week into 4-6 more weeks with a Donjoy removable boot (which I can take off for sleeping). The Dr. said it was ok to swim, which I am doing, either with a pull buoy or just dragging my lifeless right foot along. I had been training for a triathlon, concentrating for the summer on building a solid biking base, but now with the immobilization of everything below my right knee, my right calf is about the consistency of pudding. Is there anything I can do now, while still in the cast, to keep this from getting worse (like electric stimulation?), and are there things to be careful of when I get back on the bike with one leg so much weaker than the other? Is there anything I can do to help speed my healing?

Thanks.

Posted By Meredith on July 21, 2007 at 09:05:54:

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