Broken metatarsal

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Dave_T
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Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:08 pm

Hi,

I've broken my 5th metatarsal, so I'm going to be off the water for a while.

Anyone else out there done that? Fancy sharing your experiences of getting kiting again?

i really hope it'll heal quickly!
bri
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Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:06 am

wife did it last year, non kiting. Advice was strap until reasonably ok, drops of wild vitamin D3 oil every day, rub vegetable oil in it every day and few drops of olive / nut oil every day. if using ibuprofen then flush out with shed loads of water.
skeezer
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Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:02 am

Hi Dave currently recovering from my 2nd 3rd and 4th metatarsal fracture known as a lisfranc. Happened 3 months ago on holiday I was 6 weeks in a cast then 6 in a walking boot. Back in my own footwear now although walking with a limp. First visit to the phisio last Wednesday and she was very impressed with my recovery so far although after her getting me to walk about on my tiptoe's f##*#*g hurt. One thing I have learned about feet is they are very complex I now have so much respect for them. Once your bone has healed 6/8 weeks its all about phisio and working past the pain. Going to try my mountain bike this weekend fingers crossed. I have set myself a goal of march to be back on the water and that will be around 7 months . Feel free to ask any questions I posted on ere when my injury happens and got 0 info So spent the best part of 3 months doing research
Dave_T
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Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:19 am

ow, that does sound painful. My prognosis is much less severe than that.... I have a spiral fracture, and it's basically a crack running through the bone, but it's not fully snapped.

I actually did the injury by stepping up on a 3 foot wall holding a kite board, just as a large gust blew through. the gust cause the board and blew me right off the wall, and I landed on the side of my foot. I didn't think it was too bad afterwards, as I went out kiting again for another 30 minutes or so. I'm guessing that the water kept it chilled & the footstraps kept it all secure... my shinn footstraps kept everything secure here!

I only realised that I might have a bit of a problem later on after I showered and my foot warmed up. A trip to A&E confirmed the worst.

I had an appointment at the fracture clinic yesterday, and the plaster cast is now gone. I have an aircast now which is so much better!

The doc reckons it'll probably be healed in abut 6 weeks, so I guess we'll have to see... the worst bit about it at the moment is the bruising... I'm sporting a lovely shade of yellow & black. I can also feel that my ankle is really weak after having been in one position for that time.

Hoping to be back on the water in some capacity in january... maybe!
skeezer
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Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:51 am

Good news that. Try only using the boot outdoors. walk on your foot around the house also don't know if you have been given any exercises to do but one of the issues I had was muscle wastage mostly in my calf also stiffness in my ankle so officially my phsio only started one week ago. But in reality I have been doing toe scrunches' and alphabets 3 times a day for weeks all info on youtube. And the response I received on my 1st phisio was very positive I believe this is down to the exercises. All the best tho Dave and I hope you are rippin in jan
Dave_T
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Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:40 am

thanks for the advice mate... I'll look that stuff up on youtube.

I haven't booked in any physio appointments yet, I want to wait until the bruising goes a bit. I have found though that switching to the boot does mean I can move my ankle a bit, so walking with the crutches does mean that it gets some movement, as I can kind of roll my foot along the ground, and put a little bit of weight on it.

6 weeks in a plaster cast must have been pretty horrible... no wonder you suffered some calf muscle wastage!

Cheers
Dave
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:25 pm

2 months later...

The air boot is off. The bone is healed now, so I'm booked in for some physio starting on Wednesday. I'm aiming for my first kite session to be the weekend of the 27th of February. I'm going to be going for the strapless surfboard at first.

Can't wait!
skeezer
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:13 pm

Great news mate good luck !
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:44 am

Dave,

I only just read this message.
Not kitesurfing or running for 3.5 months for me when this happened to me in 2013.
It felt ok after 2 months but I took it easy and waited an other month or so.

Good luck.
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:46 am

Good to hear Pierre. Did you find any problems when starting again?
pierre
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:18 pm

Nope

Just a bit more sensitive to change in weather... It's a really odd thing.
No pain when doing sports.
Dave_T
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:14 pm

I managed to get out on my surfboard the other week, and I can report that it all went well. So good to be hanging on to a kite again....

I did try the twintip, and that really hurt... Felt like it was just crushing my foot, so I'll stick with the surfboard for the time being.

All in all, I was off the water for about 2.5 months. Not too bad in the end!
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:14 pm

Thats good news Dave

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks mate. Hopefully this thread will help other people who have had this same injury...
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