A little bit of hope ...

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I've posted numerous times on this board, and it's been a great source to help me vent/seek advice.

I thought I'd give a little back .. to tell you that, after many sleepless nights/constant pain/horrific cramps/a severe limp I thought I'd have forever (and all the other crappy after effects of breaking ankle bones or being in a cast!), I'm very nearly 100% healed.

The 7 month recovery has been a slow and tedious process, but you DO get there eventually.

All the best to everyone, and as much as you might feel that there's no light at the end of the tunnel, just be patient 😃

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    thanks for the bit of hope i am almost 4 months post op and there are days i still feel like the pain will never go away! how many before you started noticing a change? my doctor has me going back to work on november first which will be 4 months and im so scared!

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      Only been the past few weeks that I've started to feel close to being back to normal (I'm 7 months cast-free).

      I wasn't offered any PT at all, but found loads of tutorials on YouTube that I've religiously done daily. Might be helpful to you too, take a look 😃

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    you right there jessie, the most important thing is to continue doing your physical therapy. the toe rises, walking/running and other excercises you must continue to strenghten the ankle. i had broken ankle, dislocated, 7 screws july 21,17 . everyone recovery time is different but you must put the work in, if not your ankle will always give you problems. every month you will notice the ankle will start getting stronger and stronger, it takes time.

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    Thanks for this inspiring post. How did you get rid of the limp BTW? That's the toughest part for me. 😦

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      Hi John

      You're more than welcome. I understand how frustrating it gets when it seems you're never going to get "back to normal" 😦

      As far as my limp is concerned .. I basically just walked slow (as slow as it took to avoid wincing in pain/creating a limp). I'm naturally a very fast walker so I found this REALLY hard, but it really works!!

      I had more pain around the top of my foot (my toes especially) rather than my actual ankle, so couldn't perform a proper step .. but the slow technique worked for me.

      It's most certainly not an overnight cure, but you'll find yourself daily getting less and less of a limp.

      Good luck!!

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