BROKE FOOT HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hotelbistud

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    Sep 04, 2007 12:38 PM GMT
    okay so i broke my foot and the doc said it would probably be healed in 4 weeks. I can not stay out of the gym for 4 weeks. what do you all think of doing upper body (chest, bi;s tri;s shoulders, ect) if no weight AT ALL is place on my left leg? if i can isolate my left leg and foot for all weight i should be okay right? Anyone else with a similar experience?
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    Sep 04, 2007 2:05 PM GMT
    Why you didn't aks your dr? I would work out my upper body but I'm not an expert....give him a call and ask, he know better.
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    Sep 04, 2007 4:45 PM GMT

    They now have these watertight coverings for casts made from neoprene like stuff that fits tightly over most casts - sorry can't remember the brand name - that will allow you to shower or even swim in them and keep them totally water safe. I used one a couple years ago for my arm.

    With your doc's permission I would recommend lots of aquatic exercise and swimming, and some upper body weight work.

    There are also an awful lot of calisthetics that you can do from the floor that will exercise major leg groups without putting any weight or pressure on your foot.

    Good Luck.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 04, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
    Should be ok...what did you break?
    Are you in a Below Knee cast - Crutches - no weight - Partial weight?
    Give your Doc a call and ask him
  • RSportsguy

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    Sep 05, 2007 2:30 AM GMT
    I would make sure that you follow your doctors advice. I broke a small bone in my foot and the doctor told me that I would be out of any serious sports competition for about 6 to 8 weeks. I tried to ignore his advice and started to play wallyball on it after about 3 weeks. I could walk on the foot fine, but when I tried to plant to jump, I would experience a sharp pain where the injury had occurred. I waited the additional 5 weeks and my foot was fine! Good luck hotelbistud. I hope you have a quick recovery!
  • silverfox

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    Sep 05, 2007 2:59 AM GMT
    I fractured my ankle recently. I figured it shouldn't impact my upper body routine at all. Wrong. What I didn't realize was my body was out of alignment because of the way I was walking on crutches and in a boot. I ended up hurting my neck which would have been avoided if I gave myself a little more time to recover and get my body back in line.
    My 2 cents.