Walked for first time in years

I've been disabled bound to my bed for 6 years and went for my first ever 5 min walk outside yesterday. I wore comfortable shoes but both my ankles are bruised, my big toe feels like it'll fall off, the lower half of my soles are like painful rocks and there's lots of bruises other spots too. What do I do??? I'm 230lbs, is it my weight??? Should I wait until I lose more?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >doesn't walk for 6 years
    >why does it hurt to walk now
    What illness did you have? You shouldn't just wait to lose weight before walking. If you're getting bruised after walking should go see a doctor about it honestly

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keep walking. Your body will adapt and after a while it won't hurt anymore. Damn man, you're in bad shape. Please do me a favor and walk every day no matter how much it hurts.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bruh shouldn't you get physical rehabilitation therapy for that shit or something?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    better never walk again OP, it's the only way to be safe.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do you even lift?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I did lift 4lb dumbbells sometimes in bed but that's it

      >doesn't walk for 6 years
      >why does it hurt to walk now
      What illness did you have? You shouldn't just wait to lose weight before walking. If you're getting bruised after walking should go see a doctor about it honestly

      Uncontrolled seizures, after I broke lots of bones and collapsed in street and got robbed while in a fit my family encouraged me to just stay in bed until the Dr's figured out how to make it stop. Now it's like I'm slowly waking up from a long, bad dream

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        and how did they make it stop?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck that's rough fren, I hope you get better and slowly your strength and resistance increases. You have to make it because no one is left behind so let's go.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sounds pretty intense, hope this is the beginning of a better part of your life. Are the seizures under control?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >6 years nowalk
    >walkmaxx at 230 pounds

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also 230 isn't that heavy. If you were 500 lbs it might be a different story, but half of America is carrying around 230+.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's great anon, glad to hear you did something. the pain is normal if you haven't used your legs for years. take a foot bath in cold water as long as you can and take 500mg of ibuprofen.
    let your feet rest until they dont hurt anymore and go for a similar walk again. if the pain is really bad you should ask a physio therapist for help, maybe consider swimming or something else thats easier on your joints

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I first read this as "wanked for the first time in years".

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until you feel like your legs have healed completely and then go again. Push yourself, try to go as far as you can, but know when to quit. The more you injure yourself from overexertion the less you’ll be able to walk. Do you have anyone who’s in decent shape who can help you and monitor how you’re doing? Trying to recover alone like that sounds really rough.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I walked 12,000 steps today (a few hours) then got home, lay down a bit, then walked around like a cripple - short little steps, couldn’t move…

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I walked 19000 steps back and forth casually to go buy my groceries, keep doing at you'll get better.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      12k steps for the first time after 6 years i s too much fren, your arches have probably gotten weaker and putting 12k steps on the straight away is pretty damn harsh. It would happen to anyone if they did what you did. You will be fine, it will just take time. I believe that you are gonna make it chief. Keep fighting

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe try some aqua jogging for a couple weeks to get the blood flowing to the area properly. Big congrats on making it out of bed and not giving up

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should consider a trained physical therapist instead of random ISTizens because your case is so extreme. Otherwise, try to walk again once it stops hurting to stand but lower the time spent. You need to balance using the muscles and nerves with your ability to heal the strain. If you cant use your legs, consider using dumbbells, push-ups, or even just arm circles to practice increasing your heart rate.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can't do a pushup yet, I get really sore just squatting ten times and lifting dumbbells overhead

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The soreness will go away with time. If you cant do a pushup then lay on your back and mime the motion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was off my ankle for only a month before I tried to walk again, and it was weird my big toe was sore after walking. It got better but i think the transition might have been easier had I got some physical therapy or massage aswell.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was there a reason you couldn't just walk around your house during those 6 years?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I do but it's not the same as asphalt I guess?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fair enough, good luck with your rehabilitation anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        are you on welfare?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well done. Keep going.
    The other guy was right about the pool, too. See if you can't get in with the water aerobics grannies. Not even joking. They have floaties and lifeguards in case you have a seizure.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need to stretch and do mobility exercises pretty much everyday. Then you need to ease back into walking don't do more than a km a day and work your way up. Also get a decent pair of 200$ reeboks or asiics

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good luck with your journey bro
    By the way you described it, sounds to me like your shoes were a little too comfy, as in loose, and maybe not exactly walking shoes
    Did you lace up properly?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First of all you should do physiotherapy or something. If you cant afford it then do slow exercises.

    Since you havent done it in 6 years I would suggest
    A) Looking up other people who were stationary for long periods of time and
    B)How to walk. Yes im serious because your habit of normal walking might have been broken and maybe you are walking with a flat foot or something.

    I would assume your muscles must have evaporated ober such a long time so dont go too hard at the start. Walk around the house, once comfortable walk along the driveway etc. Baby steps as they say

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look up coma/bed bound rehab videos on YouTube or something don't ask regards here for rehab advice this is a board for general fitness - which you are far from rn

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