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Exercising after a fractured foot


Hi. 5 months ago I fractured and sprained my right foot.
I still can only wear sneakers, in constant discomfort and still a little swollen (I drive for a living..approximately 150 miles a day).
I would like to start exercising…and was interested in using a treadmill, elliptical, and/or rowing machine.
What is your recommendation? Thank you!


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