6 week post after surgery what next kinda disheated and shocked when I saw my ankle today

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Hello there I broke my ankle on 6/03/2017 had plate and 5 screws it's been 6 week now and today I got the air boot and last night it's really hard me to sleep with boot . I saw some forum and said to keep the boot while sleep but it's Gona be really difficult for me . And when they open the cast I can't even move my ankle is it normal . Doc told me I can walk with boot on for next 2 weeks but I more worried about the my shApe of my leg it looks different than my other and little twisted I can say . So anyone plz help me how can I get back to my normal ankle again 😫😫

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    Mine still doesn't look exactly the same as the other but it's livable! What do you mean twisted?! It's going to take a while to regain movement in the ankle! It was horribly stiff when I first walked (somehow bypassed the boot!) best to use crutches, down to one and slowly make your way there! Itl happen! Even now I get improvements in it! I still suffer a bit from swollen ankles especially after 3 12 hours shifts in a row but then again I had my op back in August

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    Hello Tobyman

    Congrats on the boot🎉 can you take it off while resting??? Yes your ankle will be stiff as its not moved in a while ((i know 14 weeks nwb😯wink)As for sleeping in the boot its hard but if you have been told to do it as at least its protected i have an airboot so i take some air out and still have it on several pillows this does help...someone else suggested loosing the velcro straps abit....trust me ive had the boot about 9 weeks now and i so want to ditch it at night not just for comfort but to be one step closer to normality😆

    Hope your recovery is quicker Maria...

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    do as the dr has advised, if he says you can walk on it, give it a go. if its uncomfortable or you're worried go back to the dr/gp and see what they think - maybe some stretching and exercises/physio would help straighten it out? 

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    I didn't wear the boot to bed for very long, but when I did, I elevated it outside the covers on a couple pillows. The weight of the blankets bothered it so I just threw a little lap blanket over it.  I started leaving the boot off most of the time I was home. I would wear the boot only if I left the house. 

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