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
, so I haven't even tried to inflate it.