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MEYMZ
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Join date: Mar 2007
Location: Mexico
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I have 2 small fractures (talus and metarsus), as well as bruised ankle in my left foot. Inmovilization is removed on aug 30, I hope that day I start my recovery but who knows.

My upper body work is no big deal when I start again. My concern is obviously how to start with lower body work again. My right calf is getting stronger almost everyday for obvious reasons.

This is specially directed towards guys like Fattyfat and the likes who have deeper knowledge about injuries.

I'd like to know how to maximize recovery and minimize risks to be at 100% again, thanks in advance.

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sam_sneed
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MEYMZ wrote:
I have 2 small fractures (talus and metarsus), as well as bruised ankle in my left foot. Inmovilization is removed on aug 30, I hope that day I start my recovery but who knows.

My upper body work is no big deal when I start again. My concern is obviously how to start with lower body work again. My right calf is getting stronger almost everyday for obvious reasons.

This is specially directed towards guys like Fattyfat and the likes who have deeper knowledge about injuries.

I'd like to know how to maximize recovery and minimize risks to be at 100% again, thanks in advance.



I don't know how healthcare works in Mexico but if you can get a good physical therapist, recovery will be alot easier. I've received great feedback from the Injury Sub-forum a while ago. Not sure if it's still good, but you might want to make a post in there. If Levelheaded is still posting in there you'll get some good advice.

I tore my ACL and my right leg was WAYYY behind my left leg in terms of strength and size. It's slowly but surely catching up. I did (still do) a lot of unilateral work. My left leg would always take over a bulk of the work on all my leg exercises to compensate for the bad leg. On squats my left (strong side) would come up a lot sooner than my right. Now that the bad leg is stronger I do both unilateral and regular.

I've also broken my ankle as a teenager and recovery was 100% without any lasting affects.

It's going to require some patience but you'll get there.

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MEYMZ
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Join date: Mar 2007
Location: Mexico
Posts: 1968

sam_sneed wrote:
MEYMZ wrote:
I have 2 small fractures (talus and metarsus), as well as bruised ankle in my left foot. Inmovilization is removed on aug 30, I hope that day I start my recovery but who knows.

My upper body work is no big deal when I start again. My concern is obviously how to start with lower body work again. My right calf is getting stronger almost everyday for obvious reasons.

This is specially directed towards guys like Fattyfat and the likes who have deeper knowledge about injuries.

I'd like to know how to maximize recovery and minimize risks to be at 100% again, thanks in advance.



I don't know how healthcare works in Mexico but if you can get a good physical therapist, recovery will be alot easier. I've received great feedback from the Injury Sub-forum a while ago. Not sure if it's still good, but you might want to make a post in there. If Levelheaded is still posting in there you'll get some good advice.

I tore my ACL and my right leg was WAYYY behind my left leg in terms of strength and size. It's slowly but surely catching up. I did (still do) a lot of unilateral work. My left leg would always take over a bulk of the work on all my leg exercises to compensate for the bad leg. On squats my left (strong side) would come up a lot sooner than my right. Now that the bad leg is stronger I do both unilateral and regular.

I've also broken my ankle as a teenager and recovery was 100% without any lasting affects.

It's going to require some patience but you'll get there.


Thanks man. I haven't had my best times (just came out of salmonellosis when this happened). It took about 4 weeks to gain 15 pounds of lost lean body mass when the illness ended. So I guess that's what I'm gonna take aprox right now. I'm taking multivitamin and incorporated milk again, my foot is feeling a lot better and I still have 23 days to go, so I guess I'm gonna be able to start rehab work after the 30th.

Unilateral work will be considered in my arsenal from now on, besides my left leg has been always bigger than the right one, so even if my foot gets 100% well.

I know phisio who was also a training partner, will contact him right away.

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