Hi, I've been in a wheelchair for almost 6 weeks out of 8 after a foot fusion surgery and I can have no weight at all on my right foot.
1st thing that I noticed was that my calf turned to skinny squishy jello! after the cast came off....EWWWWW!!!
Now my right thigh looks deformed because it is getting all flabby too!
It's getting really skinny but all the "meat" seems to be hanging off the bone! HALP!
I used to walk 5 treadmill miles every day and in summer and Autumn about twice a week I added an additional 5 in the eve for a walk through town.
I miss my toned legs!
Can you think of any exercises that would work on my calf and thigh while lying down?
Does the "bicycle" movement work for that?
I cannot point my toe away or towards me yet, and my ankle has a lot of stiffness.
I go in Wed to see if I can start a teensy bit of weight bearing, and while I do plan on asking him his exercise advice, I don't think he has the foggiest idea.
He'll just send me to physical therapy. I'd rather do it at home if I can.