Browsed around and didn't really see this covered. I fractured my feet(luckily a minor bone in one which I can put weight on, but my heel in the other that has me laid up) and it really sucks ass. Having to be off work laid up I've just browsed the net and everything I've read about calcaneus fractures are doom&gloom horror stories. Most are out of commission for months&many not able to walk or run right for years. Has anyone suffered from or know anyone that has sustained this injury? I'm holding on to that ounce of hope that those who have bounced back quick from it probably aren't the ones surfing the net looking for motivation.
Docs say it depends on severity, well I didn't need any surgery or plates(then again it's the NHS), but I'm in a plaster and when I asked the dock when I could drive he said it'd be about 3 feckin months!(at least then I could at least drive to the gym and work upper body) It's coming up to 3 weeks and I'm pulling my hair out. I was hoping to be training like a mad man especially since the weather is getting nicer, but don't know I'll be up walking much less running and sticking my heel into peoples' guts. Depressing as hell have half the mind to hop over across the street and waste away in the pub, my muscles in that leg are already cramping up.
Any advice would be appreciated. I know it's mostly listen to the doc&let it heal right, but I've been on the calcium and rubbing on comfrey oil so far, and going to cooking up bone broths when some of my wages hit next. If anyone knows of any "heelers" that bounced back alright, or some good alternative exercises I'd sure like to hear them. Cheers!