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Hey there! So I've posted on here quite a few times, and now I'm back yet again with another question (oh, the joys of being injured!).
I dislocated and broke my right ankle stepping in a hole in the grass back on June 30th. I broke my Tibia and my Medial Malleolus (the M.M. break was worse than they thought once they saw it in surgery). I had ORIF surgery on July 3rd and had 2 plates and 2 screws put in, I think? (Not sure on the exact number, but I know there's plates and screws in there, lol). Thankfully, I only needed pain medication for about 5 days after the surgery, and now I'm off of them completely. Besides a weird shooting nerve pain in my thigh, I'm more just uncomfortable and tired of this cast! But, that's beside the point of my question here...
So, just last night while I was adjusting the pillows under my ankle, I noticed that when I straighten my leg completely, my foot is angled inward at what I'd say about a 30-degree angle. Basically, my right ankle is angled into the left (think of someone's foot who is "pigeon-toed". Now, I wouldn't think much of this except for the fact that my feet have always faced outward - which to some is known as "out-toed" (Just said that to help you maybe picture it better). I'm kind of concerned now that I did something to my cast somehow and it shifted my foot into a weird inward position? I hope that it hasn't started to heal in that position, or else I might walk really weird once I get to that point, because one foot faces outward and one faces in! I go back for my post-op appointment on the 17th (just a few days), and I'm hoping everything turns out okay.
Has anyone else noticed their ankle/foot is angled in their cast? If not, what in the world caused this?!
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