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Ankle reco. 26-Jul-2018 At 3:29:17 PM salty crag
Six weeks post op and i'm starting some low level training on the wall. Low level as in very easy jugs for hands and feet and low to the ground so I can fall on my expanded posterior and not my feet.
Dislocated my ankle bouldering at Andersons back in early April. Considerable damage to an already unstable arthritic joint plus a small fracture to the Fibula. Have not worked, swum, climbed, surfed since. For non work related injuries my employer will only let me back once I'm 100% but the income insurance covers my wage.
The ankle feels really good, still sore and not quite full rage of movement yet but daily exercise for strength and stabilisation are doing the job plus I'm in the gym and starting to swim again.
Posting this as there were a few other broken ankles in the gramps around the same time and I wonder how those people have recovered and how much impact it has had on work and life. I've been a tad shocked by how hard the recovery is in some cases. Jumping on my training wall after months off it was the lack of climbing callouses that brought me unstuck. Going to be a tough few weeks toughening up the hands and working out what I can and can't do with the foot but great to be climbing again.

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