Splint for a Broken Heel?

In a recent auto accident, I broke my left heal, cracked some of the right foot top bones (now almost no swelling and can stand on right) as well as broke/cracked several ribs and the right shoulder blade....my question: is there some type of metal strip that could strap on the uppper leg and make sort of a U under the heel so that some walking wouldn't be the impossible? I live alone in an apartment and getting from room to room has been a nightmare....just to go to the bathroom/the bed and kitchen would be such a feeling of freedom for me......my doctor has told me that I can expect 12-18 months before the heal bone heals.....which must be the longest recovery bone, is that so.....?

Posted By Brenda Osborn on July 07, 2004 at 20:07:02:

The Shin Splint Compression Wrap applies gentle pressure on soft tissue next to the tibia (shin bone), helping prevent additional tearing of the soft tissue away from the tibia. Compression not only reduces additional damage, it alleviates pain and enhances the healing process.

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