It's 2 weeks since my avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Just wondering how much walking am I allowed in the aircast boot? So far, I've mainly been indoors, and walking from door to taxis, and nothing more. Now that I got used to the cumbersome boot, and feel more comfortable walking indoors with it, I'm wondering how far I can walk outdoors in it? Do you have any personal experience? Thanks
It's day 11, and counting! Swelling is almost gone, still some bruising. Started taking calcium and vitamin D, getting used to the boot (and people getting used to me in THE boot!). I've had a few people with similar experience telling me when they re-started running etc, and that helps put plans and expectations into perspective
Okayyy Tom Butler - Nutritionist, I've got (hopefully!) nothing to lose here, so here goes:
I've got an avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal 6 days ago, what nutritional advice have you for me to help promote healing of the fracture? I've read about keeping the calories up, adequate protein, already started taking calcium and vitamin D, normally take vit C and fish oil anyway. Have you any additional advice? Thanks!
Thank you so much Eggyh73 for taking the time to talk about your injury progress, much appreciated!! From your experience, it looks like it may take at least 6 month before I can run in a race properly! Better not sign up for any races before that...
I'm still bracing myself for the impending increasing frustration of not running. I can't even volunteer at parkrun as I can't get there as I normally run there .
On a positive note, I discovered I can do the P90X workout with a fractured foot!
I ran onto a lucozade bottle at 6km at the great north run yesterday, Massive bruise and swelling on the side of my foot, x-rays today confirmed fracture 5th metatarsal base, fitted with an Aircast boot to be worn for 6-8weeks.
Any advice on how what to do and not do to improve recovery, the level of exercise I need to focus on and when to start doing them. I cannot swim (as in don't know how to swim).
Any previous experience of recovery process will be helpful too! When did you manage 'proper' running, and racing eventually.