Re: distal fibula fracture & bimalleolar fracture

Lie on the floor on your back...lift the leg up about 12 inches with the knee straight. Then lay on your side and lift your leg up to the ceiling. Lie on your stomach...make sure and put a pillow under your ankle...lift your leg up to the ceiling. Stay on your stomach and bend your knee as much as you can. Standing holding onto a secure surface, like a countertop, swing your leg forward about 10-20 times...then out to the side then back each 10-20 times. Like on your back with a theraball under your knees and lift up your sensoredocks. Then with the ball under your knees roll the ball side to side. Lying on your back with knees bent lift both knees up to our chest. There are a lot you can do besides just "swinging your leg". Do each exercise 10-20 times...increase reps as you gain your strength . Do not put any weights on your ankle, however, there are weights that you can put around your thigh to give you a challenge. Good luck! M

Posted By m scott pt on November 03, 2007 at 23:47:58:

In Reply to: distal fibula fracture & bimalleolar fracture posted by Sue on November 01, 2007 at 19:08:42:

The Simply Stable VOS, valgus overload stabilizer elbow brace is designed to help control valgus overload stresses during functional overhead motions. The overhead motions associated with throwing, tennis and volleyball put a tremendous stress on the elbow joint and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

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