A week ago I fractured my cuboid bone in my right foot and tore some ligaments.
I am wearing a boot and that is the only way I can walk on the foot. I was seen by an
Orthopedic Surgeon - x-rays were taken to confirm the fracture. I am trying to stay off my foot as much as
possible. If I am on it much at all - swelling and bruising increase. My foot starts to throb and I know I am
going to have a hard time sleeping at night. I am a very active person and going crazy not getting my heart rate up.
I have been doing pilates for upper body and some leg work. Any ideas for cardio? Other more important question - should I be getting another test - MRI? to make sure there is not some other damage in my foot? I know this is a long process of healing, just want to make sure I am not missing something that will cause problems later down the road.....
I had an appointment with my orthopedic today to ask more questions, but it got cancelled because he is out sick.
This is going to be a VERY long process. I fractured that bone and the Talus in my left foot and I was in 2 non weight bearing casts for a total of 7 weeks and it took me another 4 weeks post cast to be able to walk without to much pain. The bones in the foot take a long time to heal. I'm surprised your allowed to walk on it at all. I would think that a second MRI would only be necessary if the healing is delayed or your pain increases with time.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.