Broken Tibia/Fibula: Muscle Atrophy
I broke my tibia and fibula while skiing in Colorado.
When I returned home, my orthopedist put 15 screws and 2 plates in my lower leg. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to put weight on the leg for another month and a half (for a total of three months after surgery).
I do not have a plaster, but rather, a boot-like contraption with Velcro straps. Are there any exercises that I can do now to help re-build the thigh and calf muscles, which have atrophied quite a bit since the accident? Also, I am curious about how long it will be before I can jog again or even walk. Even when I can finally put weight on the leg, I guess that I will limp for awhile.