April 22, 2019

6 tips for staying fit if you’re on crutches

Adam/Pathetic MillennialRebel Correspondent

Take my word for it: Having a broken bone, especially one that inhibits your ability to walk, is the worst.

Not being able to get around properly can make it easy to fall into a rut of eating crap and not getting off the couch. It’s important not to let this happen, so here are some tips I learned the hard way on how to stay fit, productive (and even have some fun) with a broken leg.

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commented 2019-04-23 18:07:45 -0400
should read can’t apply weight….
commented 2019-04-23 18:07:16 -0400
And its even worse when you’ve broken your leg in two places and can apply any weight on it at all. I am hoping, after 2 months, I can start putting weight on my leg on Thursday when I go see my surgeon. You’re absolutely right – being on crutches (and a walker) sucks!
commented 2019-04-23 10:06:34 -0400
When I was your age I ended up on one occassion wearing plaster and gauze on one leg. i was taking karate at the time. I managed to win a trophy in a board breaking event at a tournament . I couldn’t do kata forms or spar (using your crutches to augment your punches is considered cheating).

Something that helped keep me in shape was a neighbour’s Doberman Pincer….he volunteered to be my sprinting coach/sparring partner every morning on my way to the bus for work…I learned how to do the white crane flying kick years before the movie the Karate Kid came out.

Adam, I cried when the cast came off and I saw the atrophy that had made my leg muscles disappear leaving my leg looking like a hocky stick. It took injections of corticosteroids and more than a year recouperating before it was back to normal…so try to keep up your sense of humour and optimism. That which fails to kill you does indeed make you stronger.
commented 2019-04-22 18:24:16 -0400
I thought you were m.i.a. Hope you’re all better soon.