Thank you for your replies. I'm taking it easy on the exercise. I'm just trying to do a few seated exercises to keep myself from being completely out of shape by the time I can try walking again. Thanks again.
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11,095 8/13/13 8:31 A
As others said, please, please, please get clearance from your doctor for exercise! We are not your medical professional and don't know the nature of what happened during your surgery. And I would be sad if anything suggested here caused further damaged.
There is so much one can do from a seated position, without challenging the foot at all. For instance: -- Wheelchair versions of yoga poses -- Upper body strength and flexibility exercises, including weight training from sitting and lying down positions -- Upper body exercise ergometer for CV training -- Resistance band training
Your physical therapist will have a million ideas -- just let him or her know that you are an athlete interested in reconditioning yourself!
Edited by: SATTVA at: 8/13/2013 (01:01)
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9,666 8/12/13 3:24 P
3 weeks out from surgery I doubt your doctor has cleared you for exercise! You'll need to consult with your medical care professional on when and what is safe for you to do. ;)
My DS(16) had reconctructive ankle surgery in early January. His physiotherpaist was able to design an exercise program that worked aroung the foot. Check with your doctor and when he/she says you can start physio that is probably the best time to get back to exercise.
I had foot surgery about 3 weeks ago and am looking for ideas for some exercises I can do from a seated position. I have tried the videos here on Spark People and will continue to do them, but am open to any other ideas. I can't put my full weight on my foot yet so I can't really do anything from a standing position. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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