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Ankle Problems

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  • May need more surgery

    Had peroneal subluxation repair last year. At the time surgeon said there was alot of ligament damage and he had done his best but may not hold. Since I have had alot of pain and feel the tendon is still slipping. He wants to keep an eye on progress but has mentioned surgery with a speedbridge. Has anyone...

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    Ankle Surgery

    I had an ankle fracture  ( Weber B stage 4 fracture ) which required a surgery, and they implanted 8 screw plate on the right side of right ankle and a screw and wire on the left side of the right ankle. ​Its been more than 10 weeks since the surgery with 8 weeks of cast. Now there is still a lot...

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    Screw removals after 6 weeks of ORIF??

    Hi  I broke my ankle and Fibula Head on 25 Dec 2017. Had an ORIF surgery on 3rd Jan 2018. Got one screw and a pin in the ankle , which Doctor says would stay for at least 1-2 years (or forever). However, he also put 2 screws on the other side .. don’t know the medical term for that .  Non...

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  • Fractured Fibula - Shooting pain

    Week 11, fractured fibula at ankle, still healing.  Still some swelling around the ankle.  I have recently started to experience sharp, shooting pains where the fracture occurred.  Feels like the pain is coming from the bone itself but I'm not sure.  It's very painful. ...

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  • Weight bearing now

    I am 10 weeks post op from a subtarsal ankle fusion and was told I should start weight bearing now and it feels great. It's been a week and I have had no pain or swelling at the end of the day. My 12 week appointment is coming up on the 1st of March and I'm anxious to hear if everything is...

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  • Ankle Surgery Swelling after cast removal

    I had an ankle fracture  ( Weber B stage 4 fracture ) which required a surgery, and they implanted 8 screw plate on the right side of right ankle and a screw and wire on the left side of the right ankle. ​Its been more than 10 weeks since the surgery with 8 weeks of cast. Now there is still a lot...

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  • Ankle Replacement Surgery

    I would like to estabish contact with anyone who has undergone ankle replacement surgery and reflect a ittle on the aftereffects and the longer term prognoses for recovery and mobility. Having undergone such an operation about 9 months ago I am currently coming to terms with a less than welcome (and...

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  • Ankle Problems

    Hello! 3 weeks ago I slipped on ice and by my luck has it fell right on my ankle. When I fell I was able to get up without a problem, I could walk and it was sore but it was tolerable. The next day I woke up and my ankle was so swollen, the size of a tennis ball and it was painful but I could still walk....

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  • Ankle sprain. Cant use crutches

    Hi. I sprained my ankle 2 days ago at school. When i got home i iced it and rested. This morning i woke up and it wasnt that painful but when i got onto my crutches the pain was terrible. The same thing happens when i use a walker and leave my injured foot hanging so as not to put pressure on it. Does...

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  • Physical therapy

    Hi. I broke my ankle on Dec 23. I had surgery Dec 24. I wore soft cast for two weeks, then in the boot for 5 weeks. I went to doctor on Feb 13, and found that my ankle is healed, so now I'm going to do physical therapy. Now I have partial weight bearing, for three more weeks. I'm doing really...

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  • Exogen therapy?

    Hi, I’m almost 12 month since my broken ankle which unfortunately is non union. This was diagnosed Oct 16 as a result of a ct scan, after checking that I have no infection they recommended I begin exogen therapy, after some unexpected waiting time since Oct, I will begin the treatment on the 30th of...

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  • Pain from walking aids

    Hi. I have broken 2 bones in my left ankle and am due to have surgery to inserts a couple of plates next week. At the moment I am wearing a very heavy immobilising cast to allow the swelling to go down. I keep the leg elevated all of the time except when I need to use the bathroom. I have a walking frame...

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  • One step forward...... 3 steps back?

    Hi everyone ,  Why does it feel this way? One day out of the week I feel great! Feet are doing ok.. so I go out. I drove to the store. 3 of them to be exact. Not a huge amount of time in each one.  But I felt the pain come on quickly and strong! I was so frustrated because I really want...

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  • 9 weeks post op ORIF- new pain?!

    Hi all! I am so happy to have found this forum. I tried looking through to find my answers but unfortunately I haven’t so hopefully one of you can help me!!!  I am 9 weeks post op. (Horseback riding accident) ORIF talus fracture/ligament repair/bone graft. 2 weeks in cast (with ice machine boot...

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  • Fracture hurting much more 3 days after accident?

    Hi, I broke my ankle 3 days ago. I've woken up this morning in agony. It feels like cast is pressing on my ankle bones. Is this normal? Don't go back to fracture clinic for another 4 day's. Is it 6 weeks of this....arms, hands and my good leg aching with trying to use these crutches! Fed...

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  • May need more surgery

    Had peroneal subluxation repair last year. At the time surgeon said there was alot of ligament damage and he had done his best but may not hold. Since I have had alot of pain and feel the tendon is still slipping. He wants to keep an eye on progress but has mentioned surgery with a speedbridge. Has anyone...

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  • Rehabilitation after ankle fusion

    I had an ankle fusion 14 weeks ago and after 12 weeks in plaster, progressed to an aircast boot.  The surgeon told me to walk around the house without the boot from 14 weeks, so I've just started doing that,  but am finding I have lots of pain in the foot - below the toe and along the left...

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  • Ankle fusion w/tendon walking pain 16 weeks PO.

    Im 16 weeks and 2 days post-op. Ive been walking with a cane for 1 week. I am in horrible pain on the entire back side of my ankle. I'm sure it's tendon pain. My concern is that this will be on going. Any input would be great. I had severe nerve damage which has left my foot numb but is rarely...

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  • Peroneal Tendon Tendonitis/Subluxation issues

    Hi, quick background I'm 24 YO M, exercising since 11 years of age, broke fibula tibula growth plate on right ankle age 14, 2 screws put in, 2 screws removed before 18th birthday, persistent runner & weight lifter now, been rock climbing for the last 5 years as well. For the last year, I have...

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  • A little good news! 6weeks postop bimalleolar fracture

    FInally started physical therapy today. Started crutch walking with partial weight bearing-maybe half of what I would be putting on it. NO PAIN. I've been so scared it would hurt. My foot tingled so the nerves are waking back up. Working on exercises to strengthen the leg back up , and get more flexibility...

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  • Pain in shin

    I had orif surgery may 2017. A plate and screws. Got the long screws taken out 4 months ago. Today i was sitting down and tucked my leg under me like i was going to sit crossed legged and for servere pain in ankle shooting up to the front of my leg into my shin. If i don't put weight on foot...

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  • 14 yo Daughter Fib Tib Fracture and ORIF Surgery Recovery Time

    14 year old, almost 15 yo, daugther broke her fibula and tibula at ankle playing volleyball.  had surgery with screws and plate for days later.  Has had almost no pain from either break or surgery, now three weeks later.  In cast for three more weeks.  She's very healthy otherwise,...

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  • 4 weeks post ankle surgery

    I landed horribly on my right ankle on Sept 10th 2016 jumping off an inflatable obstacle course (ridiculous I know), dislocating it, tearing the ligament between the tib/fib and breaking the medial malleolus and the fibula in a couple of places. I wanted to share my experience so far (Oct 15th) as this...

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  • Ankle Surgery

    I had an ankle fracture  ( Weber B stage 4 fracture ) which required a surgery, and they implanted 8 screw plate on the right side of right ankle and a screw and wire on the left side of the right ankle. ​Its been more than 10 weeks since the surgery with 8 weeks of cast. Now there is still a lot...

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  • Leg cast

    Hi I'm now 10 days post op my ankle pain seams to have calmed down but I think my cast is rubbing on my ankle? At first I thought I could feel the plate but I think it's the cast rubbing? My appointment is in another 5 days don't know what to do? 

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  • Healing with an aircast after 6 weeks

    Hello all! I have been in this aircast for 6 weeks due to a fractured foot. I had my checkup today and the doctor gave me the go ahead to start walking on it (with the cast on at first and then gradually take it off) I just have two little questions as I forgot to ask while I was there. 1. How do you...

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  • Ankle surgery - calcaneal osteotomy, is it generally a success?

    I am interested in getting feedback from anyone who has experienced a calcaneal osteotomy (without bone fusion) and whether they are now pain free after one year and able to return to things like running / jogging for say 5km without pain or subsequent swelling. I would define that as a significant success....

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  • Depressed and wondering when I would regain my normal routine

    Hello, I am 45 years old. I am experiencing excruciating pain after post surgery of my ankle 1/26/2018. My ankle was dislocated/ fractured. The doctor installed screws and plates in order to fuse my ankle bones. When I extend my legs upright, my toes and the buttom of my foot becomes numb and painful....

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  • Aircast boot uncomfortable

    Hi - I am now coming into 4th week of aircast boot after plaster cast for orif surgery. I am finding the boot uncomfortable and digs in - find i am more comfortable out of the boot at home - but very cautious as only partial weight bearing! As ankle is still swollen - i find the boot digs in and when...

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  • Grade 3 Ankle Sprain - Treatment options 5 months post-injury

    Hi all, I sprained my ankle really bad early Jul'17. I chose not to cast it (did an xray, fracture was ruled out) however did not know extent of ligament damage.  I wore a walking boot and was weightbearing - even though it hurt a lot. Once I could walk, I would push myself, and after a few...

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  • 17 weeks post orif numbness?

    Hi I am 17 weeks post surgery after badly breaking and dislocating my left ankle I have plates and screws and a tightrope. I feel like I am constantly walking on gravel with the pins and needles ankle still badly swollen. Consultant wrote after apt 2 weeks ago the "tightrope is coming out of the...

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  • Total Ankle Replacement

    Hello all, I would like any input from those of you who, have had a total ankle replacement. My STAR is coming up on Sept. 16th. Any info on your journey & recovery would be greatly appreciated please, please, please! Thank Nervous pre-op lady in waiting

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  • Ankle Ligament Replacement Surgery - No 2

    Hello I have a ALR surgery done on my ankle in 2009.  I twisted it on an uneven pavement last October.  First I was told it was a fracture, now I have been told I have damaged my previous surgery and am being sent to a top specialist in London to assess with possible further surgery.  Has...

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  • I've done my ankle fixation surgery and i am now on my 1st week

    After my surgery my doctors gave me a splint type cast and they hav told me to do some exercise on both feet including the injured ankle by moving it to making a circle in clockwise and counter clock wise . So my question is that is it fine to mobilized the injured ankle in 1st week just doing exercise...

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