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I broke my ankle in two places during a power outage Feb 10, 2020. My surgery was two days later. they gave me an attractive Frankenstein-esque incision complete with bolts plates and screws.
The first week was quite painful and i used the pain meds as directed, but weaned off them the second week. By the end of the second week, the pain was bearable with Advil, elevation and ice. They have been replacing my cast every two weeks to check the incision. i have a little over 1 week left before graduating to a boot.
I'm concerned because i'm suddenly experiencing sharp, stabbing pain at night at the ankle bump. its keeping me up, and upsetting the household because no one knows what to do that we aren't doing already. i feel like the pain may actually be coming from the cast itself, but why, is it sharp and stabbing, and not pressure-like or dull or achy like I would expect?
I can't get this thing off fast enough. Why would this pain be late to arrive when its been relatively manageable these last couple weeks?
Should I be concerned?
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