6 weeks after ankle surgery

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I am 6 weeks in after broken ankle surgery.

Been in a walking boot for the last 1 1/2 weeks but still no wb

How long does it take for foot colour to return to normal and all the feelings to come back.

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    The color of my foot did not get back to normal for almost 6 months. It has been 8 months and I still have some tingling in my foot, but not too often.  It is a journey. Good luck.  
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      You're doing great. Don't worry. Also don't read all sorts of bad stories about recovery. I can prove you that recovery is possible. smile

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      Everybody heals differently. Some people are not fit, others have bad surgeries, but most of them are afraid. Just relax now in the first weeks and then do your exercises when the time comes. You will be fine. I am a PT and seen a lot of cases and knew that I had to be normal again. Focus on your recovery and do it well!
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    Hi. I am 12 weeks post surgery and walk unaided without a limp. First 6 weeks are the hardest. However after 2 weeks you will feel better. Good luck. 
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      Thankyou

      Is it scary to first start walking again?

      So scared and worried about how it will feel also do not want to hinder my progress as just want to be back to normal again

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      First 6 weeks are usually no weight bearing, followed by 2-6 weeks partial weight bearing. Every surgeon is different in regards to that. I had 6 weeks no weight bearing, then 6 weeks partial weight bearing, then I was given the ok to walk in my shoes. I needed 2 days to learn to walk again. A few days later I walk properly. Don't be afraid. Just want to be back to your normal life and you will!

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    I'm 10 wks in! I just got non wb boot one wk ago. My foot still turns color and tingles especially at night. When having an ankle broken it causes the blood flow to not flow properly at times. It takes time for things to heal but they do! Don't push yourself! Allow your body the time it needs. The body is working very hard to get back to normal. Rest, try to relax and listen to your surgeon. Good luck!!

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      Thankyou

      Went back for a check.up on Monday

      Have some foot exercises and am now allowed to wb

      And supposed to learn to walk again ????

      Really difficult

      My foot is continously swollen and purple yuk

      And have yet to try and put my foot fully on the floor

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      Happy to hear of your progress! I can understand the hesitation in putting your foot on the floor. My husband has broken his ankle twice many years ago and he warned me that this will happen. It is one moment at a time. This is quite the journey! In one sense it is wonderful because we are all learning lessons but on the other it is quite overwhelming ! Hang in there I wish you the best in your recovery !! Ps I too cannot stand how the foott turns color and the nerve activity is something else! 🙏🏼

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      Ps please allow yourself time. Don't feel like you have to rush your recovery. Listen to your body because it will talk to you if you listen. I hope you don't mind me saying this!! I needed to hear it myself! 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Blessings to you!

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      Hello, just joined this thread.

      I fractured my ankle in two places, requiring surgery (pins plates and screws) 4 weeks ago in Turkey. The care I received there was fabulous but now I'm back home, I'm so worried for the future I.e. Jowcwill things be a few weeks down the line.

      the answers and questions on here have really helped. on average, how long has it taken everyone to partial then fully weight bare again?

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