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Broken foot - when do you know it's safe to restart?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi guys,

I shaved off a chunk of my cuboid in a fall last March.
Was healing nicely then I got stuck on a train to Scotland with a broken chassis around June and the vibrations somehow wrecked it again. Tried to continue my bar job but just couldn't, should have thrown it in sooner with hindsight given the stress I was putting it under.

Long story short, I've given it 2 months of pretty solid rest and it's back to being something of a workable foot. It does however get fatigued relatively easily (walking with a heavy laptop in my rucksack for an hour causes me to start walking on the outside of the foot due to fatigue). I want to get back to snowboarding ASAP as being sedentary is making me uptight, but I know it's not strong enough yet.

My question, mainly for my own mental wellness, is how long did it take other people to go from thinking "I can totally use this foot again!" to actually being able to sensibly use the foot to snowboard?

And what was your recovery like once you could get back on the slopes?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sorry, can't help re feet, but as to your general end questions, the answers, like all injuries and recoveries, probably involve the words patience, slowly, short bits at first, take it easy, rest if you overdo it, don't do things that hurt or put stresses on it (probably stick to easy piste not landing jumps or lots of twisting) and so on.
Try out in indoor domes if you can, watch that bindings don't put pressure on/through.
As to the actual title of your thread, ask your doctor, consultant, physio, podiatrist. If you haven't got one, probably a good investment to get advice from one, and they can hopefully tell you that it's OK to start bits again (or at least when), guide you to a good return, give you rehab advice and answer your questions.
Good luck; frustrating, but you'll get back there.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@GnarFly, this won’t be helpful but why ask an anonymous bunch of random internet strangers who claim an interest in snowsports rather than have a formal investigation and diagnosis from a trained medical professional?

My advice would just get back on the horse and stop when it hurts too much.
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