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KENZYE Posts: 357
6/11/13 12:16 P

RONSWIFE, yes, it does. It actually set me back quite a bit because I was in a cast so long, and then had to wear a boot and later a brace, and was not able to do ANY workouts at all. Any progress I had made went down the drain.

Oh well, better days will surely come.

Thanks for the post!

RONSWIFE1028 SparkPoints: (13,917)
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6/10/13 4:25 P

I feel the same way I did not break a foot but at 29 with arthritis in my knee its frustrating when you get into a routine that you love and is working very well for you then you get side tracked by an injury it really does suck.

KENZYE Posts: 357
6/10/13 4:19 P

Thank you DRAGONCHILDE.

KENZYE Posts: 357
6/10/13 4:18 P

Thank you Jibbie. I will check them out.

JIBBIE49 Posts: 57,207
6/10/13 4:14 P

Coach Nicole has made a number of CHAIR EXERCISE videos here on Sparks so anyone can work out. Also, if you go to YouTube there are many there, if you put in Chair exercise in the SEARCH. Paul Eugene is one guy who has good ones.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,056)
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6/10/13 4:09 P

Thanks for the update! So glad you're feeling better!

KENZYE Posts: 357
6/10/13 4:02 P

Thank you all for your responses. I am happy to report that I finally got over my PT and my doctor released me. My foot still hurts at times, but I am doing so much better. I have started exercising again!

Now, I need to get started on my challenges!

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (72,773)
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3/23/13 4:57 P

I've been there! Complete rest is a mistake but you do have to take baby steps. Don't stop altogether, concentrate on upper body workouts. You can still do leg lifts and the cast helps with proper form. I had to totally rebuild the muscle around my knee and the PT offered charts of exercises. They were not my favorite activity, but they needed to be done. Then I graduated to the recumbent bike, even in the cast.

LILLIPUTIANNA Posts: 1,038
3/23/13 10:37 A

I've been there! Just let the poor thing heal. You don't want that healing process to go wrong. So, many other problems can spring from a poorly mended foot!

Track all your food. Make sure your are getting the nutrients that will help you heal. It'll be better soon!

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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3/22/13 6:40 P

Hi KENZYE,

Your doctor and PT should be able to advise you as to what exercises you can and cannot do. While I can understand your frustrations, your goal is to get that foot healed. Take care.

Coach Nancy

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,056)
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3/22/13 6:18 P

Honestly, you need to listen to your docs and physical therapist. :) Focus on healing right now, and ask your PT if there is something you can do otherwise. With injuries, we can't really provide advice, because we don't know your medical needs, you know?

KENZYE Posts: 357
3/22/13 6:04 P

I am limited to the type of excercises I can do since I broke my foot in December. The first 2 months after my break, I had a hard cast on. Now, I am walking around in an orthopedic walking boot, and doing physical therapy.

I feel that I should be doing something! I am going crazy just waiting for my foot to finish healing.

Any ideas as to how I can keep levels of activity without compromising my foot?

Thank you,

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