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Top 10 Things to Consider When Recovering from a Broken Ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

ankleRecovering from a broken ankle is a huge challenge. But there are a number of tricks and tips that can help you through the recovery process. Here are the top things to keep in mind when recovering from a broken ankle.

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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

Options to crutches with a broken ankle

Posted by Tom Schwab

Options_ot_crutches_with_a_broken_ankleWhen you heard the snap you knew it wasn’t good. And now you know for sure. Your ankle is broken. You will be in a cast for the immediate future. And you will have to recover from the injury on crutches…or will you….? Crutches are a popular mobility option, but they are not all that is out there. After a few days of moving slowly and having sore hands and an aching back, you may wonder what the other options are. Here are a few suggestions.

 

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Topics: Ankle

Woman's Guide to Dressing with a broken ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

Woman's Guide to Dressing with a broken ankleJust because you broke your ankle doesn’t mean that the world stopped turning. The same can be said for the fashion world. When you find yourself on crutches, fashion may not be the highest concern on your list. But after a few days or a week of recovery, you want to go back out into the world and you will want to look like you fit in. Part of recovery is feeling good and part of feeling good is looking good. Here are a few tips for dressing with a broken ankle.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Motivated Mom

Exercises you can do with a broken ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

rsz_exerciseWhen you break your ankle, you may feel like your exercising days are behind you. While it’s true you will have to give up training for the next marathon or even speed walking, there are still plenty of things you can do. Your mode of exercise will have to change for a while because you only have one leg to stand on, but that does not mean you have to sit on the couch all day and move as little as possible. Here are a few workouts you can do even with a broken ankle.

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Topics: Ankle, Exercise

5 Winter Survival Tips for Recovering Foot Surgery

Posted by Tom Schwab

5_Winter_Survival_Tips_for_Foot_Surgery_RecoveryIt’s hard to hole up in your house, even during the winter months. You want to go go go all of the time and when your movements are limited because of foot surgery recovery, you have to hold yourself back. Not only do you have to pass on some of your regular activities, but some of the normal, everyday things you have to do are just harder. Use these winter survival tips to help you get through foot surgery recovery during the colder months.

 

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

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