Exercise Program After a Lisfranc Fracture and Dislocation

A Lisfranc Fracture is a really painful injury that can involve breaking and dislocation of your tarsals and metatarsal bones in your foot it is usually caused by twisting motion in your middle foot and it can lead to significant dysfunction and difficulty in walking running and performing another task which involves your foot

You may benefit from the skill services of a physical therapist if you have suffered from a Lisfranc injury

Your physical therapist will completely evaluate and assess your condition and after that, he can offer you treatment to help you in regaining range of motion strength and overall functional mobility. Some of the physical therapy modalities for treating Lisfranc injury are

Mid Foot Arch Massage

Sometimes after suffering from a Lisfranc injury you may suffer from continuous pain in the Arch of your foot which will make walking difficult for you. You can use an ice bottle arch massage to help you decrease pain and reduce your swelling at the same time.

To simply perform the ice bottle massage freeze a bottle of water and when the bottle is frozen sit in a chair and slowly massage your foot arch with the frozen bottle you can perform this for a few minutes but be sure to ask your physical therapist first

Calf stretches

After suffering from the fracture of tarsals and metacarpals you will suffer from an immobilization period of the foot which will allow you to heal your fracture and dislocation properly because of this immobilization many people experience tightness in the back of the leg in the calf muscle it is quite natural and to cure this the best remedy is to perform calf stretches the easiest way to stretch calf is with the runners stretch here is how to perform this

  • Stand about 3 feet away from a wall and place your both hands on the wall
  •  leave the foot to be stretched behind you with your heel on the ground
  • Now lean towards the wall until you feel  a slight stretch in your calf
  • Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds and then relax
  • Repeat this three to five times

For performing this soleus muscle stretch of your lower leg

  • Perform the runner stretch but slightly bend the knee of the calf you are stretching
  • This focus the stretch on these soleus muscles and you should feel the stretch behind your ankle and heel bone
  • Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat three to five times
    Restore your function

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