ankle has deep aches & tight feeling

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i broke my ankle on the 9th of march, and had surgery on the 16th of march. so about 3 weeks ago now. the only sort of pain i’ve been feeling was just in my toes, shooting pains and that’s about it. but the past couple of days my ankle literally aches. like a drilling feeling. sort of feels real stiff in my ankle from time to time. it gets pretty bad, and also the top of my foot feels real tight. i don’t know if this is normal or not, wanted to get other people’s opinions.

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    seems we had surgery in the same week, I had it on Mar 21, I am still feeling pain, but by the time it's getting better and pain become is smaller, my doctor advised me to start putting some weight on my leg, but everyone recommends to wait until 6 weeks and then start bearing weights. what do you think? did you have xray in week 3?

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      Hi Kilanworld, I had the op on 23 March and xray 10days later when they first gave me the boot and said I could do some weight bearing in it! But I got a lot of pain so the next day I had the plastwr back on and today, a week later, the plaster came off, I have the boot for next 4 weeks, was told that I can put weight on my foot. Today is my first boot day. I did walk around the house with the help of the zimmer frame so not full weight bearing. The pain was bearable but I feel quite tired.
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    Hi Tahlia

    , our respective operations were only a week apart so our recovery experience so far might have similarities. From today I am in an air boot. My ankle and leg are swollen, I also get the tight feeling on top of my foot and the constant ache. The boot is hot. I can take it off during the day for rests and don't have to sleep in it but I am worried that when I fidget at night my foot might hurt. How are you getting along with the boot? All the best, Anna

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      hey Anna

      i don’t have a boot just yet, i’m in a cast & will have this for 3 more weeks. the doctors didn’t tell me what’ll happen when this gets taken off, only thing i know is that they’re going to do another xray to see if everything is healing properly. my foot is really aching today & it’s only 8am 😩

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