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 Re: Learning to walk again
Ange    9:54pm Apr 10 2018

Yep flexing exercises are the key. Once I was in a boot, my nurse had me doing simple flex up and down. With boot off, sit, and in the air point toes down at first, hold and relax, then flex toes up. I did this 4 times a day.

At first however, it was so painful I could barely get a sock on, let alone flex :)

Once I started wb, I did toe flexes when sitting, then heel lifts. My pt also had me using a pillow case folded into a thin 3 inch wide wrap. While sitting, bend knee hold pillow case wrap around your foot, just below the toes on the main joint there. Hold ends of wrap in your hands, and flex toes up towards you. Then point toes down away from you.

If it hurts too much, just ease your way into it.

trimalleolar fracture 22 Jan 18
Surgery 30 Jan 18 - 2 plates and 13 screws
Fiberglass cast nwb
NWB In Walker Boot 28 Feb 18
Starting 25% WB 19 Mar 18
Starting 75% wb and one crutch 11 Apr 18

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