Healing as a diabetic..

By SEEKINGHELP Latest Reply 2011-09-20 22:01:57 -0500
Started 2011-05-22 19:02:38 -0500

Its been about 3 months since i been off work due to a broken ankle and a sprain feet. I've healed from my broken ankle, but still seem to have limited movement, walking and standing for a long period of time. I am doing therapy twice a week for about an month.. Yes, some of my strength has returned, but still sore at touch or quick movements.. My orthopedic Dr thinks that i have Diabetes neuropathy, and that my arthritis is stopping the healing process? Has anyone have a healing problem of this sort.

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SEEKINGHELP 2011-09-20 22:01:57 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone for your replys , I guess I am not alone… I just found out that I have torn my tibotarloir (sp)? ligament.. And I need surgery, so aleast now I know why the healing took so long… And My job layed me off about a month ago too..Crap lol Life still goes on no matter what huh?

edvel54 2011-05-25 00:31:44 -0500 Report

I have had 2 knee replacements and shoulder surgery. Both times, I was told that diabetic heal slower than other people.

frustated 2011-05-24 10:12:53 -0500 Report

yes i have been there also i too had two broken tbones in my foot and it took a long time to heal and just as it did i would rebreak it them my doctor said that my bones would be very easy to break cause i was loosing calcium in my bones so now i take a multivitiam for oretty much everything and also i take lyrica for my neuropathy twice daily at first i didnt see how it was helping til i ran out then i was hurting again then i got my prescription filled and then i felt the difference man i wont let that happen again

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 05:38:42 -0500 Report

I also take a prescription for bone desity called Boniva. It is most commonly prescribed for women. There are several other brands but thats the one I like the best. It is a prescribed med thru my doctor. So you would have to check with your doctor about it. I hope this helps

Harlen 2011-05-23 07:14:13 -0500 Report

Benn there
I know how it is . It was 6 months before I was able to get over my busted ankle but I got there, just take it slow and dont push to hard.
I am sorry your going thru this .
Best wishes

pixsidust 2011-05-22 20:49:57 -0500 Report

I am sorry and glad to say I do not have any experience. I know I heal much slower. My coworker swears by acupuncture. She heals very quick with that.

MAYS 2011-05-22 20:26:11 -0500 Report

I have no idea as to why some of my discusions and replies are coming up as anonymous at times.
My point to you in the previous reply is for you to remain focused on healing and managing your diabetes, it takes a little more time for diabetics to heal properly.


Anonymous 2011-05-22 20:14:16 -0500 Report

Continue your therapy and manage your diabetes closely.
I have a similar problem recovering from my foot surgery earlier this year, diabetes can hamper recovery but you must prod along slowly towards recovery.

My progress towards recovering has been slow due to DVT and constant swelling but life goes on.

Dont ever forget that your first goal is recovering .
Take your time and heal, keep your appointments and document your progress, communicate this to your diabetes medical team.

I wish for you a speedy and safe recovery.


sue5050 2011-05-22 21:30:20 -0500 Report

Oh hunny I am so sorry for you. I thought I was having a bad day. Please talk to your doctor and see if there is any other treatments for stimulating healing. I will pray for you.

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