Welcome to the Online Physio Forum.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Forum Member Array
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Country
    Current Location
    surrey
    Member Type
    General Public
    View Full Profile
    Posts
    1
    Thanks given to others
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Brief Medical History Overview

    Do I require physio after broken leg?

    Physical Agents In Rehabilitation
    Hi everyone,
    I broke my fibula just above the right ankle on the 9th of April about 6 weeks ago.
    It was a fairly clean break, after some uncertainty about surgery the doctor decided it was not necessary. After 5 weeks the cast was removed and I was told to spend the 1st week on 2 crutches and the 2nd on 1 and then walk unaided.
    This is all great as the healing has gone as well as can be expected.
    However, no physio has been offered and I was told that on my follow up appointment in 3 weeks if I am struggling then it will be considered.
    Also the following day after the cast was removed I was able to walk without crutches. Admitedly I am mostly limping and the leg is swollen but the pain is manageable.
    What I want to know is do you think I require physio?
    Should I be walking on it if I feel able to?
    Any help would be appreciated
    PS. I am 35 years old and fit and active

    Similar Threads:

  2. #2
    Forum Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Country
    Current Location
    Somewhere in cyberspace
    Member Type
    Physiotherapist
    View Full Profile
    Posts
    76
    Thanks given to others
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    27

    Re: Do I require physio after broken leg?

    Hi There,

    Although it sounds like you're doing pretty well from the break and time in plaster, it would be a good idea to have a session or 2 from a physio who can advise you on the best exercises for regaining your strength and balance in that leg. You need to lose the limp asap and start working on your balance as well as muscle strength in the calf, front of your ankle, peroneal muscles, and intrinsic foot muscles. A physio can assess you and provide you with some really boring but effective exercises to get you back to full fitness asap.

    It's not rocket science but it works!

    Cheers,
    msk101


  3. #3
    Forum Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Country
    Current Location
    Delhi
    Member Type
    Physiotherapist
    Age
    28
    View Full Profile
    Posts
    1
    Thanks given to others
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Do I require physio after broken leg?

    hi,
    sorry 2 knw about ur leg. I believe u need a physio urgently who can advice u some good exercises which will decrease ur swelling and gradually with the exercises u wud stop limping too.


  4. #4
    Forum Member Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Country
    Current Location
    EU
    Member Type
    Physiotherapist
    View Full Profile
    Posts
    426
    Thanks given to others
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    57

    Re: Do I require physio after broken leg?

    We recommend the Physio Shop - www.physioshop.co.uk
    I believe, and this may be taken as presumptuous, that most medical models do not consider optimizing health.

    It is the old adage, we are surviving longer, but is the quality of our mobility and functional capacity at a high level into old age, for example.

    The same goes with post fracture rehab. Most believe it is not needed, because the general population doesn't need to do much other than walk.

    Unless you are going to be doing something significant, 'other' health professionals will likely not consider referral to physio.

    Physio's, will obviously believe otherwise.

    Regards



 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Visitors found this page by searching for:

physio after broken leg

walking after broken leg

physiotherapy after broken leg

physio for broken leg

walking after a broken leg

limp after broken leg

physiotherapy for broken leg

physio after a broken leg

how to walk after a broken leghow to walk after broken legdo I need physio after a broken legphysiotherapy for a broken leglimping after broken legphysio for broken leg exercisesphysiotherapy after a broken anklewalking with a limp after broken leghow long to walk after broken leghow long does physio take after a broken legphysio for a broken legphysio broken legPhysiotherapy for broken legsbroken leg physiohow to stop limping after broken anklephysio after broken tibiaphyiotheropey

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top