Avulsion Navicular Fracture – exercise ideas?
Was pushed July 11, and during the fall my right upper body went to right side while left knee went over the outside of my left ankle (left foot was “planted” because I have weakness in right leg). Immediate pain on outside of foot in area under/in front of ankle bone, and in arch.
E.R. read X-ray as old fracture (wrong).
3 wks later CAT scan showed avulsion fracture of navicular bone and a chip. By telephone *only*, Specialist instructed me to get post-Op shoe. Specialist did not see me even though I stated I could not flex foot, could not stand or bear wght.
Saw another specialist given air cast, but I cannot lift it let alone walk in it (previous weakness & leg probs from DVTs and L-4,5 injuries). Dr also said case of regional pain syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Eight (8) weeks after fall, still SIGNIFICANT pain in same area as described above if I try to stand.
Nerve pain 50% less with contrast H2O soaks. I want to walk! What exercises would help?
Doing ROM, deep massage, and soaks. I’m a former R.N.