Re: Shattered Heel

Hi Ashley,

I'm a 23 years old, and I shattered my heel a year ago. I have a plate and 10 screws in it. The doctor would like to keep the plate in forever, but I am having issues with it. I have very bad bone pain after being on my feet for about an hour. The ankle stiffness has started to get better for me though. I was off of my feet for about 3 months and walking was horrible at first. I get better flexion as time goes on, but in the morning my foot is still very stiff. I like to think that it will get better. I do alot of excercising like bending on steps and with a towel to try to regain ankle movement.

Posted By Alex on May 25, 2005 at 08:48:09:

In Reply to: Shattered Heel posted by Ashley on May 06, 2005 at 19:30:41:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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