Broken Ankle Week 21

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Got out to meet friends for drinks on a beautiful evening

Oh no! I overdid it and did too much walking in the past week. It was totally worth it to see friends and get out and about in the neighborhood. My ankle let me know it was too much by swelling up, like it hadn’t in a while, and sending out new little pains. I relented, stopped going out for walks for a day or so, gave it lots of ice wraps and elevation and rest. Now it’s much better.

I’ve been using and not using the cane. I don’t need it on flat ground and I do need it on hills or in crowds. Basically that means I take it with me when I leave my house because I live on a hill and in a city where there is usually a crowd somewhere.

Discomforts

Improvements

Reminder

I copied and pasted this into a note a while back during the 11 weeks of no weight bearing and am putting it here as another reminder:

It will be a very long process to restore the strength, muscular endurance and proprioception throughout musculoskeletal system because the entire body is effected when there is a prolonged period of non weight bearing.

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