Calcaneous Fracture (and several others)

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On 2/12 I was in a car accident and broke my right foot. The CT scan showed seven fractures, including in my heel. I did not need surgery–the orthopedic surgeon told me that the bones are in alignment.
I was in a splint for 2 weeks, cast for 4 weeks, and have now just gotten an orthopedic boot. The doctor said that I have to wear it for 2 weeks, except for bathing and sleeping. After 2 weeks, he said I can start wearing normal shoes.
It’s still really hard for me to walk. I use crutches for balance and to support some of my weight while walking with the boot. It’s been 2 days since I’ve gotten it. My foot is still REALLY swollen, especially around my ankle. The doctor said I have good range of motion. But my foot feels REALLY stiff. Are there any exercises that I should do to help?


    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    Have you had an appointment with a physical therapist yet? If not, then you might want to request one.


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    On 12/29/18 I was in an automobile accident and both of my feet were broken (right foot- ankle bone broken through skin, three fractures, and tendon damage; left foot- eight fractures). I am suffering with numbness and tingling in the last two toes on my right foot. I cannot seem to find a comfort zone with this foot. Is this normal? My left foot tends to stay swollen more often than the right. Is there anything to do for the swelling other than elevation and ice? Trying to get the feet comfortable to sleep is no picnic. Is there any type of pillowed tool for the feet to relax with?


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