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Hi- A little over 7 weeks ago I fell and have a Trimalleolar fracture. I had ORIF exactly 7 weeks ago. I have a plate and 5 screws on the outside, and 2 long screws on the inside. On Friday my doctor said I can go FWB in my boot, but PT couldn't get me in until later this week. Since going FWB (and only walking around the house) I have noticed a lot more general swelling which I expect. It is also painful to walk, especially on the bottom of my foot (also expected). However I have now started today getting these jabs of pain. Sometimes they are like nerves firing and are sharp. Other times, while elevating & not on it, I am getting really strong pain, made worse by flexing my ankle. These are all around my ankle and seem totally separate from pain I have while walking. I have also noticed decreased mobility (i.e. during ankle rotations, flexing, writing ABCs) since I started walking.
Is all of this normal? I hate not being able to search the boards so sorry if this is a repeat topic.
Unrelated, how long until you could drive (broke my right foot so need it to drive) after you were FWB?
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