FuschiaNovember1980 2:01pm May 4 2017
I'm back to walking and PT, not back to running or jumping (yet!), but one thing that is a hurdle is going down stairs with my "good" leg first. My PT has me working with an assistant, and he keeps saying this is mental, but I keep telling him it's really not- it legit hurts and I can't quite move my "bad" leg the right way to go down the stairs normally (you know, like a regular gait, one leg at a time stair walking).
He assigned me to build a "half-step" stepper for the house so that I can practice- and I can do this height fine (4" high) - I tried on stairs again today while holding the bannister to just walk normal. There's still a restriction even though it's getting better for sure.
Anyone else have this wonderful oddity? I have a feeling it has to do with the hardware and just small muscles that I don't even think about that I need to keep strengthening with the PT exercises, but lol, I never thought I'd struggle with stairs like this after my cast and boot came off.
PS- FWB with boot ended about 6 weeks ago, I'm not FWB with no restrictions. It's been 30 weeks since the accident and tib/fib break.
09/30/2016- Fell in home, broke tib/fib. Surgery with hdwr
11/23/2016- Cast off, 50% WB and boot for next 6 wks
12/21/2016- Started physio
01/25/2017- FWB with cam walker for 6 +wks
03/15/2017- Boot off! Walking and cont'd physio