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I am so happy to have found this forum. I tried looking through to find my answers but unfortunately I haven’t so hopefully one of you can help me!!!
I am 9 weeks post op. (Horseback riding accident) ORIF talus fracture/ligament repair/bone graft. 2 weeks in cast (with ice machine boot inside cast) non-weight bearing, (started PT when I got boot) 4 weeks in boot non weight bearing and at 6 weeks I was told to transtition out of boot and have full weight bearing. (Ditched the boot a few days after that and am wearing brace) Everything in my recovery has gone super smooth (can walk with only a slight limp sometimes, use stairs, drive etc.) up until last week when 8 weeks passed and it was time to start strengthening my ankle. I am now in severe pain in one of my incisions, a lot of new scar tissue, and achellis pain. My ROM was great and now it’s a bit declined I believe from the new scar tissue. It hurts like hell to press down on it. I am massaging, icing, elevating but I’m not sure what else to do. I feel like a baby but I feel like I’ve taken 10 steps back. Do yall think this pain is because of the new scar tissue? Strengthening? Am I going over board too fast? Mainly is this pain normal with yalls experience and when does it start to get better? Did I do something wrong and should I go back to surgeon before my 12 week appt.? I have PT tomorrow and I don’t want to stop strengthening it but I don’t want to make it worse. Unless it’s suppose to get worse before it gets better? I’m just really nervous now that I won’t be able to ride my horse or ski anymore without pain
If someone could please help me from their experiences that would be amazing! Any tips etc.
Thank you so much in advance to take time out of your day to help calm my nerves!
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