4 weeks Post ankle surgery can I go to the gym

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I broke my fibula and dislocated my ankle about 6 weeks ago playing rugby and I had surgery 4 weeks ago to put in a plate and screws but after about 2 weeks post surgery I could put weight on it and I can nearly walk on it without crutches. I am wondering is that a good idea because I feel no pain and I'm also wondering if it would be a bad idea to go the gym again? I'm a little bit concerned that I don't want to injure myself even further so I'm just looking for advice as my next appointment is 2 weeks away. Please help and thank you!

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    OMG. Sounds too soon for my liking. I had my fall 8 weeks today . where I've had plates and screws on both sides. In first cast NWB at all for 2werks then had stitches out and into another NWB cast for 4 weeks. Had that one off last Friday and now in a boot for another 4 weeks where I can now start to walk a bit with rests and eleven and ice for swelling if needed. So for you to be putting weight and walking after 4 weeks sound great but unless you have been told that you can now weightbear on foot, I would be afraid that things may not be knitting together in right position? I would give your consult a call for advise. Wishing you well. S

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    Please do not do it unless you are prepared for a big set back! Just give it plenty of time to properly mend and be guided by your doctor.

    Good luck

    Richard

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    I don't understand how you can go to FWB 2 weeks after surgery. It takes time for the bones to achieve full union and that's why most surgeons keep you in a cast and then a boot for 6 - 8 weeks.  I started PT in week 7 but only after X-Rays confirmed that the bones were healed/healing properly.  I would be very careful with your situation and maybe get a second opinion.

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    Wow! I wish my leg felt that good now and  I'm at 3 months post op. 

    Seems very early. I'm happy for anyone that can move easily but it seems strange. As long as you're communicating with your doctor and you're not experiencing pain...well...awesome! Take care. 

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