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Broken Ankle Suggestions


#1

I've broken my ankle ( minor in terms of the actual damage, more like a chip). However, my orthopedist is concerned about the break combined with tendon damage and has me in a boot for 4-5 weeks. Recommends no activity for at least two weeks and then re evaluate ? Can't even swim.

Any suggestions on how to avoid packing on 20 pounds during the lay off greatly appreciated. I live at altitude and am pretty active so I'm used to eating bigger. I figure it's calorie reduction but any thing else I should think about? Or should I live with it and try to bounce back after the layoff? Learn to wash myself with a rag on a stick?

Other experiences welcome. I'm also bored out of my mind without activity.


#2

Also my doctor is very good sports medicine practitioner so respect his treatment. He’s saved my knee and shoulder from potential long term issues with his advice.