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Old 09-08-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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So now I am on my last 18 sessions with new PT she is most aggressive of all PT's I have had. Since I had one session with her kinda feel like I have been sold short with other PT's. She is my last resort to gaining more ROM in lft ankle area from healed pilon fracture. Today tried walking side ways on treadmill with speed of 1.1. OMG how that works the ankle area. Then walked forward on treadmill in incline working up to 5.5 on incline walked on that incline until ankle literally hurt. I half to admit that those shape up tennis shoes with hydropede insoles really does the trick they are best investment in shoes I have made. So glad to hear everyone is doing good. Cannot believe how this injury has changed me how I will never be the same again. Finally acceping this fact after 8 months. Everyone keep up good healing and good progress. You will find everyday gets better and better. Bev
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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hi everybody, i just had my 1st PT appointment yesterday(@2weeks post op). i also asked him if the decision of my doctor to have me on PWB from the start was normal. He told me that its just normal for some doctors to advise PWB from the start since they weigh all the factors in making that decision. also the IM rod is supposed to take care of weight that goes to my leg.
The PT teach me new exercise to keep my leg muscle loosen up. Also assess my ROM. the ROM on my knee is about 60-70 % though my ankle did not fare well. my next appointment with him will be in two weeks time so i hope it will be better by that time.
Also, first OS appointment after discharge will be this coming Saturday. I hope the xrays will come out good.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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hi everybody, i just had my 1st PT appointment yesterday(@2weeks post op). i also asked him if the decision of my doctor to have me on PWB from the start was normal. He told me that its just normal for some doctors to advise PWB from the start since they weigh all the factors in making that decision. also the IM rod is supposed to take care of weight that goes to my leg.
The PT teach me new exercise to keep my leg muscle loosen up. Also assess my ROM. the ROM on my knee is about 60-70 % though my ankle did not fare well. my next appointment with him will be in two weeks time so i hope it will be better by that time.
Also, first OS appointment after discharge will be this coming Saturday. I hope the xrays will come out good.

Thats good news! I was 3 months NWB. It was so hard!
Ive got my PT appointment later at 4pm So we will see how that goes, looks like ill be getting a new PT soon as my current one is pregnant
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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hi everybody, i just had my 1st PT appointment yesterday(@2weeks post op). i also asked him if the decision of my doctor to have me on PWB from the start was normal. He told me that its just normal for some doctors to advise PWB from the start since they weigh all the factors in making that decision. also the IM rod is supposed to take care of weight that goes to my leg.
The PT teach me new exercise to keep my leg muscle loosen up. Also assess my ROM. the ROM on my knee is about 60-70 % though my ankle did not fare well. my next appointment with him will be in two weeks time so i hope it will be better by that time.
Also, first OS appointment after discharge will be this coming Saturday. I hope the xrays will come out good.
That's wonderful to hear that you are PWB so soon. I was 5 wks NWB so you are coming along. PT is so important in your recovery and PT home exercises is a never ending thing. Good Luck!!!
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: PA
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please take some advice from me and dont learn the hardway like I am now, SUNSCREEN your scars even this time of year!!!! I was at my sons football game on Saturday and did not think about it my meds made me hyper senseative to the sunsight and now I have an infection over my scars from the worse sunburn I have ever had. On my way to the dr now hope I dont get put in the hospital..

margie
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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FYI

please take some advice from me and dont learn the hardway like I am now, SUNSCREEN your scars even this time of year!!!! I was at my sons football game on Saturday and did not think about it my meds made me hyper senseative to the sunsight and now I have an infection over my scars from the worse sunburn I have ever had. On my way to the dr now hope I dont get put in the hospital..

margie

I hope they get that sorted for you Margie
Physio went well today i did more PWB walking without the brace, even got 5 minutes on the excercise bike to losen up my knee!
Im now allowed to leave the brace off at home!!
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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I hope they get that sorted for you Margie
Physio went well today i did more PWB walking without the brace, even got 5 minutes on the excercise bike to losen up my knee!
Im now allowed to leave the brace off at home!!
that's great new, just keep it up. be strong and have faith
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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So now I am on my last 18 sessions with new PT she is most aggressive of all PT's I have had. Since I had one session with her kinda feel like I have been sold short with other PT's. She is my last resort to gaining more ROM in lft ankle area from healed pilon fracture. Today tried walking side ways on treadmill with speed of 1.1. OMG how that works the ankle area. Then walked forward on treadmill in incline working up to 5.5 on incline walked on that incline until ankle literally hurt. I half to admit that those shape up tennis shoes with hydropede insoles really does the trick they are best investment in shoes I have made. So glad to hear everyone is doing good. Cannot believe how this injury has changed me how I will never be the same again. Finally acceping this fact after 8 months. Everyone keep up good healing and good progress. You will find everyday gets better and better. Bev
Sounds like you have a great PT! I can't even imagine walking sideways on a treadmill! That really would work that ankle!! OUCH!! My PT and I were talking again about my ankle ROM today. My left ankle (on the leg that I broke, didn't break the ankle, just severely sprained it) is currently at neutral ROM, my right ankle is only at 5 degrees ROM. So, even my good ankle isn't very flexible! He asked if I wore high heels and I told him that was all I wore before my accident and he said that could be the reason. When I am finally out of flip flops I will have to get some of the tennis shoes with the insoles you mention, because I have a feeling I won't be wearing my high heels anytime soon!! Keep up the great work....your comments always inspire me!
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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hi everybody, i just had my 1st PT appointment yesterday(@2weeks post op). i also asked him if the decision of my doctor to have me on PWB from the start was normal. He told me that its just normal for some doctors to advise PWB from the start since they weigh all the factors in making that decision. also the IM rod is supposed to take care of weight that goes to my leg.
The PT teach me new exercise to keep my leg muscle loosen up. Also assess my ROM. the ROM on my knee is about 60-70 % though my ankle did not fare well. my next appointment with him will be in two weeks time so i hope it will be better by that time.
Also, first OS appointment after discharge will be this coming Saturday. I hope the xrays will come out good.
I am so happy that you are PWB already!! I had to wait 6 weeks!! You are on your way!!! Keep up with those exercises at home, very important!
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:48 PM
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Sounds like you have a great PT! I can't even imagine walking sideways on a treadmill! That really would work that ankle!! OUCH!! My PT and I were talking again about my ankle ROM today. My left ankle (on the leg that I broke, didn't break the ankle, just severely sprained it) is currently at neutral ROM, my right ankle is only at 5 degrees ROM. So, even my good ankle isn't very flexible! He asked if I wore high heels and I told him that was all I wore before my accident and he said that could be the reason. When I am finally out of flip flops I will have to get some of the tennis shoes with the insoles you mention, because I have a feeling I won't be wearing my high heels anytime soon!! Keep up the great work....your comments always inspire me!
hmmm...that is interesting what your PT said about high heels. I too wore primarily tippy heels before all this (was known for my love of shoes). I tentatively tried on one of my sandals today to see what it feels like. The fear of falling at that height (2" is now TOO high ) was too much. I am hoping that in a year's time, all this too will pass. I am now struggling to find nice flats for work and knowing that I may have to alter all my pant hemlines to accommodate. But, considering the journey to get here, these are the types of challenges that I am grateful to be facing. Now, it's strengthening and getting rid of the pronounced limp!!
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