Ankle broken in 3 places

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I broke my ankle 2 months ago, had surgery and a plate put in. I have been full weight-bearing for a week and am wearing a boot. Doctor says i can graduate to walking without a walker as soon as I feel comfortable. But I am still in pain when walking and the ankle swells up on a daily basis. Even the opposite ankle swells up.  Is it normal to still be in pain after 8 weeks. I would think I would be able to walk pain-free by now, but maybe I am being overly optimistic.  I start therapy in another week, but am doing some exercises on my own. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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    I 'm afraid I can"t offer anything very illuminating regarding your current pain except to empathize.

    I'm just starting out on the journey the majority of people here on the forum are traveling on. I am going to the er tonight- hoping for fewer people there and shorter wait. I'm post injury 15 untreated days. Untreated because I couldn't tolerate having my left foot down for any time at all until now. It is still very touchy, but I have to get the news.

    I have responded here because I 'm intrigued by your '2 dogs and jogs'.

    What size are they? I have a yellow lab now 1.5 yrs.Had her for 6 months. She's being trained as my service dog as I have low vision which gives me some mobility problems, especially outdoors.

    She has ENORMOUS exercise needs which I'm unable to satisfy now the way I once did. She runs at break neck speed up and down a slope wbich connects us to the beach level. I shoot a tennis ball up the hill with a large wrist rocket (slingshot) produced for that purpose and she retrieves it and brings it back down ti me

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      I just realized I didn't answer your post!  Sorry---

      I have 2 dogs, a 60 lb staffordshire and a 50 lb chesapeake retriever mix. I am now at the point (4 months since the surgery) where I can walk them both separately. They are both seniors so don't need to run, but my son runs them sometimes. That's a good idea about the slingshot though.  My ankle is still sore from time to time and I still have swelling. Yesterday I walked about 3 miles which was a little too much as I'm sure today. I took the walker because I had to cross 2  busy streets and was afraid of falling. I thought I would be able to jog holding on to the walker, but the foot is still too weak. Sure takes a long time for ankles to heal. I have broken a hip, two arms and a wrist , but this injury is taking much longer.  How are YOU doing?

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    I 'm afraid I can"t offer anything very illuminating regarding your current pain except to empathize.

    I'm just starting out on the journey the majority of people here on the forum are traveling on. I am going to the er tonight- hoping for fewer people there late at night and a shorter wait. I'm post injury 15 untreated days. Untreated because I couldn't tolerate having my left foot down for any time at all until now. It is still very touchy, but I have to get the news.

    I have responded here because I 'm intrigued by your '2 dogs and jogs'.

    What size are they? I have a yellow lab now 1.5 yrs.Had her for 6 months. She's being trained as my service dog as I have low vision which gives me some mobility problems, especially outdoors.

    She has ENORMOUS exercise needs which I'm not able to satisfy now the way I was doing before the injury. She runs at break neck speed up and down a long slope which connects us to the beach level. I shoot a tennis ball up the hill with a large wrist rocket (slingshot) produced for that purpose and she retrieves it and brings it back down to me. After about 20, 30 times she's still not tired, but I am! Hope to get back to that activity soon. Wouldn't think of 'jogging' with her on my best day. This way she gets strenuous exercise, and I don't.

    If you have big dogs who retrieve and you're finding their exercise challenging right now, a tennis-lobbing sling shot is the way to go.

    Hope our pain diminishes in the near future, because, I for one am already sick and tired of it and the immobility it produces.

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