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Exercising with a broken foot

Saturday, January 27, 2018

So, clumsy me, I broke my foot on the second. After dealing with workers comp and finally getting in to see an orthopedic surgeon, I have been cleared to come back to work. Tonight is my first night back. However, thanks to the frankenboot (that's what I call my air cast) I have been having severe pain in my lower buttocks area and the back of my upper thighs. My alignment has been thrown off since my boot makes one leg higher than the other. The only relief I get is when I am laying down or standing, which isn't good for my foot. The doctor says the bone will take about 4 months to heal. They did offer to put a screw in the foot to make the healing faster but I decided against it. I don't want a screw in my foot if it is going to heal just fine on its own. So how do I work my lower region? And what are some of y'all's favorite arm exercises? I have 5-pound weights at home. I also have a stability ball but no way to inflate it at this time. And... I'm worried my son will just think it is a huge bouncy ball emoticon, so I haven't even tried to inflate it.

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  • HIMELISSA2007
    hopefully you can take care of yourself through diet. Healthy nutrition for better healing... on here there is sparkpeople tv. One time I injured my knees and looked up some floor exercises that deal with cardio. worth a try. I found it was a good workout. Although it was a while ago and I don't remember the exact way I found it but maybe you can search it. Maybe some seated cardio? emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • BBLESSED32
    emoticon So sorry about your foot April. I like to use some "band" exercises because you can create tension with them and they are easy to store and hide from little ones. Hope you get 100% soon. So glad you are back.
    1123 days ago
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