May 13th, 2013, 01:47 PM #21
Last night marked the 4 week point of the evening I fractured my foot. This morning I went in for my follow-up x-ray and the Dr. was really impressed with how much progress the foot has made! She said I can even ditch the Pneumatic Walking Boot if I feel comfortable with doing so. Tonight I am going to try on a right shoe for the first time in a month, and use one crutch still, and see how that goes. That being said, I have to go back in another month for another x-ray and if all is good, I'm cleared to get back on the ice!
May 13th, 2013, 01:49 PM #22
May 13th, 2013, 02:23 PM #23
COngrats. Your doctor should have put you on the stuff Erik Karlsson was on.
May 14th, 2013, 03:13 PM #24
Glad to hear that you are doing better. Don't re-injure it though! That would suck.
May 19th, 2013, 12:44 PM #25
Thanks. I'm certainly taking my time and am continuing to wear my boot.
May 19th, 2013, 01:08 PM #26
Now you are off crutches, watch your weight since you wont be burning many calories for a while.
May 23rd, 2013, 03:33 PM #27
^ Tell me about it man. Those crutches were a great core workout!
Today, I customized my walking boot...
May 28th, 2013, 12:41 AM #28
Good call on the Skate Fenders.
Originally Posted by beedee
I play a "high" level of adult league and about a year ago I took a good one off the outside of my right foot.
I could hardly even put weight on it for two to three straight weeks.
Went in to the doctor because I was convinced it was broken, but it turned out to be strongly bruised and was a much smaller recovery time than if it had been broken. (Although some bruises can be just as bad, or worse).
Bottom line is after that, I bought Skate Fenders. Are they perfect? No, not at all. And they do not protect any kind of shot of the front of the foot.
But long story short, I think they have saved me from a lot more pain and trouble, as I have felt multiple shots hit off my boot only to have the energy dissipated throughout the protective plastic. I don't know why more NHL defensemen aren't wearing them yet.
June 20th, 2013, 11:52 AM #29
Thanks Chara, they certainly are better than nothing. I wish I had them BEFORE this happened. Oh well.
Well today I had my final Dr. appointment and after 8 weeks, I'm all healed up!!! Dr. prescribed me some physical therapy sessions. She said I could be back on the ice in a month or less! She was very impressed with how fast I healed and said that I might not even need a full 4 weeks of PT (going twice a week).
You can barely see where the fracture was, basically above the top left side of "N" in "Bone".
August 14th, 2013, 07:22 PM #30
I played on Friday night for the first time since I broke my foot, which was back in April!!!
The good news, my foot was fine! The bad news, my cardio was so bad, on top of that, we only had 7 skaters! A great way to get back into it, haha.