Re: PT needed for broken fibula

Hi Sharon,

I'm pasting in something from a post I did in January. I'm about 5 months in in my broken fib recovery right now. Hope there's something helpful there. E-mail with questions if you want:

...I worked the joint with rubber resistance bands from every angle I could think of. Also, I was told to write the alphabet in the air with the bad foot, as this works the joint from every possible angle. I did this more times than I can count.

I also started walking on my crutches without the boot, putting a (very) little weight on my foot, just trying to get some heel-toe action going, since the boot doesn't really give you any of that.

Later, hundreds of toe raises and heel raises helped. At first on two feet, now I can do them one at a time.

I'm just over three months into my recovery. For walking, weight lifting (I'm a gym junkie) and running on the treadmill, I feel good, although the ankle is still sore. On the ice, I'm still having trouble with my right footed (injured side) jumps...the ones that take off and land on that foot. It hurts to take off and land (not terrible, but there. The "hops" aren't quite there yet...foot arch, ankle strength, achilles. I'm about at 80% for skating.

If you have any questions or want to talk, just send me an e-mail @ Anything i can do to help.

Posted By Mark on February 26, 2008 at 22:56:45:

In Reply to: PT needed for broken fibula posted by Sharon on February 12, 2008 at 23:01:04:

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