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I'm a 35 year old male and was hit by a car whilst riding my motorcycle just under 9 weeks ago. Suffered a trimalleolar fracture and dislocation. Had external fix for two weeks while swelling reduced, then ORIF - incisions both sides of my ankle and plates and pins. That was 7 weeks ago.
For the last four weeks in a lightweight cast I was entirely pain free. I had the cast off yesterday and have a boot but have been experiencing a lot of aching. I didn't have an x-ray prior to cast removal but one done two weeks ago showed bones were all aligned and metalwork in place.
Ive been advised to avoid weight bearing for two more weeks but to start exercising the ankle out of the boot which i have started doing with relatively little pain but stiffness.
Is the aching normal? It's not really 'bad' pain, just a dull ache. I'm worried the fracture hasn't healed as the aching is not unlike the pain during the first few weeks of the injury.
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