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First, I'd like to say that I feel so validated by reading all these posts. I dislocated my ankle and fractured the bottom 2 inches of my tibia on Oct 9th. I had surgery the following evening and was placed in a plaster back cast until my follow up on Oct 25th. I was told I would be placed in a fibreglass cast for most likely another 3-4 weeks while the bone continues to heal.
As far as I know I have a plate and some screws on my tibia. Has anyone else had a burning sensation constantly in their injured foot from the top of their foot around the back ans through the ankle? It feels like someone is pouring a constant flow of acid on my foot. It is constantly elevated and I drink lots of water and also take pain meds and yet it still happens like clock work around 5pm. Just wondering if I'm alone.
Also does anyone have an idea of cast progressions? Does it normally go: plaster back cast to fibreglass to walking air boot? I know weight bearing is a long way off for me but I am just wondering. I have never broken a bone before (I'm 34) so I'm in uncharted waters.
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