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 Re: 5.5 weeks and out of cast - broken fibul
Sarah Clayton    6:31am Oct 12 2017

Angela the swelling will take time to go down so make sure you're still raising leg above heart when your sitting. Icing helps too.

I was fwb in the boot at 8 weeks and only pwb (limping) out of boot at 10 weeks. If you don't have to go anywhere, then you will slowly gain weight bearing just by hobbling around the house. For me, once I was out of my boot, I was walking 'normally' (striding properly but still a slight limp though) in about a 2 weeks. I think you can do it, again as long as you're not going outside etc. Dcb had great suggestions. For me to be honest, I took the cast off 3 days before she said because I was so tired of lugging it around .. so first was shuffling in my bedroom to get something from the drawer and then back to bed. My only question is your pain, shouldn't be more than 3-4 out of 10 so if it is, I'd use more crutches and less weight on your leg .. slowly put more each day. Your muscles/tendons/ligaments are completely out of whack and need to strengthen and remember how to work! I'm 15 weeks out of my break and still feel a difference when I walk. But thankfully my swelling has mostly subsided and I seem to fit into most of my walking shoes!

July 1 2017 - spiral break fibula July 7 Aircast NWB road bike wipeout
July 31 - PWB
Aug 18 - FWB in boot Aug 22 - first PT
Aug 24 - 8 wks - FWB boot no crutches
Sept 7 - 10 wks - first steps no boot
Oct 1 - back on my horse

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Angela West  6:54am Oct 11 2017
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Sarah Clayton  7:09am Oct 11 2017
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Angela West  7:58am Oct 11 2017
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Sarah Clayton  8:51am Oct 11 2017
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Angela West  1:16am Oct 12 2017
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dcb  3:36am Oct 12 2017
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Angela West  9:50am Oct 12 2017
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dcb  12:18pm Oct 12 2017
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Sarah Clayton  6:31am Oct 12 2017
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SMM  10:44am Oct 12 2017
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Angela West  3:06am Oct 13 2017
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Angela West  1:43pm Oct 14 2017
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Sarah Clayton  3:40pm Oct 14 2017
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Angela West  2:30am Oct 15 2017
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