The biggest problem you will be up against is the muscle atrophy associated with being in a cast. Your muscles are not being used like normal so they start to go away. Your leg will be noticably smaller when you get your cast off. Don't blow off the physical therapy, even if they do not set you up with physical therapy find your own to go do. It is the best way to get the strength and flexibality back faster. Stiffness and flexability is sometimes slow in coming after a break.
A blanace table (you know.. the thing that is half of a ball on a wood platform that you stand and balance on) that is the best thing to get after to get strength, flexability and balance back.
As far as the guy with the shattered heal... that is a total bummer. Really tough injury to recover from in a timely manner.
Originally Posted by stillwaterpaddler
Hello all, just wondering if anyone out there has ever broken an ankle before? My six week mark is next week and I can bear full weight on my foot (still have my cast on) but of course they are telling me not too so I am still hobbling around on my crutches. Just kinda wondering what to expect as far as paddling and such. I am not really willing to delay paddling anymore after I get my cast off and hope not to piton. The surgeon isn't much help at all. Any comments greatly appreciated.