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I rolled on my right ankle in September. It was treated as a bad sprain. X-rays showed an avulsion fracture at the ankle end of the fibula. The bone fragment which was pulled away by the tendon was supposed to fuse back and heal. I wore strapping and a moon boot ( and a splint for driving) for 4 weeks then a soft splint and began strengthening exercises. It swelled whenever unsupported and became more painful. X-rays showed it hadn’t unionised or healed. The ligaments and tendon were still showing damage too through scans. So I went back into the moon boot ( soft splint when driving) and am awaiting for a orthopaedic surgeon appointment to discuss options but probably surgery if some type. It has however become more sore with sharp pains far more often. I have a new job to start at the end of January. My plan was (unless the surgeon said I would be causing more damaging waiting), to strap and splint up my ankle and begin the job for a month before taking time off for the surgery. I’m a teacher of special needs students so have to be actively on my feet all day. Any experiences similar or knowledgeable advice ? Thanks.
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