Originally Posted by aw1234
I have had x-rays. It shows a break on my first tarsal at the lisfranc joint and a fracture on either my second or third metatarsal. The x-rays showed that my bones were still touching each other and surgery is not needed at that time. It has been two months and I now have much of my dexterity back. I have been trying to walk lightly on my foot but the pain is still extremely unbearable. My entire leg suffered muscular atrophy and I would like to know some exercises that can strengthen my foot and leg to try to get the process moving faster. I am scared to put any pressure on my foot because I think it can break again, but the pain does not feel like bone stress, it feels more like tendons/ligaments/nerves and muscles.
Bottom line, is there any light exercising I can do to speed the process of healing this without causing any damage to my bones?
I was in an MVA and suffered Trauma to the foot. As a result the foot subluxes or dislocates in the middle of the foot. It can stay that way for up to two weeks so far.
Very Painful, I sometimes have to walk on the side of the foot because it is so locked that the ankle will lock. I have to get the physiotherapist to work it out if possible.
Doctors are finding it difficult to see the problem because by the time I go for x-ray it seems to pop back into place. Very hard to figure out. Be careful I am gong on 3 years after the accident. This problem is re-occuring and painful. So if you can't get any answers get another specialist to look at your foot. Although, I don't want the surgery with pins, it may not be an option for me down the road... if I want to walk.
Also, I was told if you have a Lisfranc "Ligament" injury this can cause instability of the foot. Once the ligament is gone there is no support of the bones.
If you exercise use a firm tensor around the middle of the foot and do not stand on toes and come back down this can cause instability to the foot, this can cause dislocation or subluxation and if you have a fracture be extremly careful when exercising. If you are getting swelling put ice on it. If it dislocates try to get an x-ray at that time and compare to the regular x-ray it could help. Everyone is different.
My regular doctor dismissed it as arthritis for 1 year so this wasted time for me to get the proper help I needed. I switched doctors. I hope the new one will help.
I wish you all the best. Remember no pressure on the foot when you exercise. If you feel any pressure or resistance type training stop and try something else.
A physiotherapist understanding a Lisfranc injury should be able to help you.
Good Luck to you, Take care of the foot! You need to walk.