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Ankle Problems

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  • 6 weeks post Talo Navicular fusion and just gone into boot

    I had surgery on my right foot on 21st June. I had a half cast for 2 weeks, then had that off and had a lightweight fibreglass cast for a further 4 weeks. Last Thursday I had that removed, joint x-rayed and consultant put me in a boot and crutches and said to walk as much as I was comfortable with. …

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  • Trimalleolar fracture of ankle

    Hi fellow sufferers, as you can see from my x-ray i had a pretty bad trimalleolar fracture 11 weeks ago. I spent the 1st week waiting for swelling to go down so they could operate. So 10 weeks later i have started physio and have limited movement. Absolutely no weight bearing apart from the sitting …

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  • Weber B Stable Ankle Fracture Help

    Hi there Been looking through this forum and wanted to ask for opinions on my injury.  I have a stable Weber B lateral malleolar fracture and have been given crutches and a moon boot. I had to get the consultant to keep pointing me to where it was on the X-ray as you can’t even really see the …

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  • High heels after ORIF?

    A silly question, but ... how long was it before you felt ok in heels again? I feel like I’m going to want hiking boots for the rest of my life. 😂 Also, I’ve been walking a little bit out of my boot. I’m ~4 weeks post op. How long did it take you? What challenges with walking did you not …

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  • Foot still turning red and purple after ORIF

    It has been 4 1/2 months since my ORIF surgery. The bone is healed. I'm 80 percent weight bearing. What is really upsetting me is the color my foot turns when it is down. A violent red, sometimes purple. Occasionally even my calf will turn red and mottled. I saw my surgeon and he diagnosed me …

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  • Post recovery .... People with plates and screws.

    Does anyone with plates and screws ever feel like they are pinching or biting your ankle?   I get these sharp bites feeling a couple times a day.   Pushing on it helps.   I am almost 2 years post injury.   Also so still swells really badly when on feet a lot.  Still????  …

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  • Ankle sprain but now have calf pain! Please help

    Hi.... I sprained my ankle pretty bad friday night. I went to the doc yesterday to get an x-ray and nothing is broken. The swelling has gone down and I took a walk today to work the muscles but now am experiencing calf pain!! It hurts worse than the ankle now. Has anyone experienced this before?? …

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  • Sprained Ankle

    Hello guys. Last Tuesday, July 31st, I sprained my ankle while playing sports. I continued to run on my wounded ankle as I thought it was not a big deal, but when I went home I realized it was a severe injury. I went to a specialist orthopedic doctor today, and he said I don't have any …

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  • Ankle surgery

    Has anyone on here had a ankle fused? If so did you have pain after. I was told by the doc, it was my last resort, fusing the ankle. And it wouldn’t hurt anymore. Thanks!

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  • Ankle surgery scare irritation

    Hi all, I’m almost 8 weeks out from a bilateral ankle break with surgery and pins/plate left side and a closed reduction right side. I am in 2 boots with weight on right side and partial weight on left.   My issue is since returning to work my incision scar on the left ankle has gotten rubbed …

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  • It burns when I walk

    It has been 6 weeks. June 23 I broke my fibula, dislocatedthe tibia and severed the ligaments playing roller derby in a tournament. I have been  feeling pretty good with barely any pain meds. I don’t wear my air cast much as my dr. told me to keep it off as much as possible and to flex my foot …

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  • How long did PT last for Trimalleolar Fracture

    Hey y’all, so Im 20 and had a trimalleolar fracture with syndesmotic rupture happen on May 21. I had surgery May 30 to put in 11 screws, 1 plate, and 2 syndesmotic suture buttons. As of today, August 9, I’m 100% weight bearing (Yay!). I have a terrible limp though.  I was just wondering how …

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  • Broken ankle

    Hello my name is shelia. I broke my ankle on May 21 2018 and  had surgery on June 1 st.  I was no weight bearing until July 24th.  I am now in therapy. My ankle is still swollen and turns out when I am on it a lot. Also the incision still seeps just a little bit not a massive amount …

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  • 4-weeks post-op: Returned back to work, struggling...

    I'm almost 5 weeks post-op (in about 3 days) for a fibula and medial malleolus fracture (w/ dislocation). Anyways, throughout the entire weeks, leading up 'til now, I've been super happy and positive, but this past week has been literal crap. I'm 20, and I work at a desk job ( …

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  • ORIF following non-union of fractured lateral malleolus.

    I broke my L ankle in May 2014, this happened when I went over in a pothole, I was wearing my work boots at the time and it was an outward rolling motion...... I heard the crack. I was taken to my local A & E where I was X-Ray'd told I had fracture bottom of fibula, was given an air splint, …

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  • Ankle condition after 3 months cast

    Hi I have written about my talus fracture of my right ankle three months ago. No need surgery only wear a cast because aligned body fracture. I wore a cast for 12 weeks and two days ago I remove my cast and did CT. It showed that the fracture is healing but not fully healed yet. It healed 50% but I …

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  • Brace for weight bearing

    I had a trimalleolar fracture on the 17th of May and surgery on the 24th. After a splint, cast, and boot (all NWB) I was given an ankle brace to wear while starting to weight bear and walk again. Has anyone else had a brace? Did you only wear tennis shoes with it? Or does flipflops or sandals work?& …

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  • Had ankle fusion, day 5, more pain ?

    I’m 30 yrs old man and had two joints in my ankle fused on Thursday, so its been 5 days, and I am feeling so much pain if I miss a dose of the pain killers, and the Surgeon gave me only 1 week course of pain killers,  So is it normal to have more pain after the surgery ?  And how long the …

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  • Ankle problems

    Hello, I sprained my left ankle 9 weeks ago. I never really took care of that sprain as I have 3 small kids and just powered through the pain in an ankle brace. Initially the sprain was not bad, but I feel that with all the activities I kept re-injuring it, because it progressively got worse. I was …

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  • Venting

    I had a tri. fracture on June 23 of this year while trying to get a taco ( fell at the restraunt door go figure).  Threw most of it I have been up beat.  I was making jokes at the ER as I went threw some of the worse pain I have ever felt.  I have even felt ok with the pain after …

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  • Post Op - screw removal

    I had a fall on Friday 13th Feb and surgery followed. I have a plate and 8 pins down my fibula and one longer screw further down. The plate and screws are destined to stay in place but there seems to be conflicting information on the longer screw. The consultants says the views swing as to if this …

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  • Pain at 18wks post ankle fusion

    Ok Ankle fusion guys and gals, i had my fusion done 18wks ago and I know pain is very subjective but I was wondering roughly how much pain you were in at 18wks post op?? I have just come back from holiday and could hardly do a th! Every other day I had to have a day resting with my foot elevated. …

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  • Trimalleolar Fracture

    Coming up on 12 weeks post-op from Trimalleolar Fracture.  I have sensitivity on the ball of my foot as well as toes.  Also still have burning in my foot. My bones have all healed but the swelling is preventing a lot of progress. Anyone else have similar symptoms?  If so, how long …

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  • Ankle Surgery-Screw Removal-Anyone had this done?

    My first surgery for my ankle was July 8th when I had to get a rod and ten screws on my fibula about halfway up, two screws in my ankle, one at the very bottom of my tibia going up at an angle for a hairline fracture and another long screw in my fibula going straight through and into my tibia. I' …

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  • Ankle fracture

    Hi I have undergone open reduction intrrnal fixation for bimolecular fracture right ankle Now cast removed after 27dayss of surgery .can i able to walk after another 1 month

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  • Hardware Removal

    I fractured my ankle tibia and fibula in September 2016. I've had an ORIF surgery and the doctors inserted a plate and seven screws. I've managed to fully recover and everything fine. Aside from the swelling and limited range of motion. I was thinking that if I were to remove the hardware, …

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  • Surgery?

    I broke my fibula and the posterior of my tibia, slightly dislocated my Ankle. My ortho said I don’t need surgery and to start bearing weight on it in two weeks?! I have a boot on and am in tremendous pain. I’m Questioning his advice and may look elsewhere. Anyone else have this and had to have …

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  • Referral to foot and ankle specialist

    I am 26 weeks post ORIF for 3 breaks in my ankle, and also had a spiral fracture of my fibula and ruptured the lateral ligaments in my ankle. Still having pain most of the time when I walk as well as a ton of swelling and my foot is turned inward due to the ligament rupture. My current surgeon …

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  • Broken ankle recovery seems never ending :(

    Hi guys! I broke my ankle nearly 5 months ago (pretty straightforward fracture), and was in a cast for the usual 6 weeks. Upon removal, I knew something didn't "feel right" (unsure what I'm actually basing this on, as I've never broken a bone before, but when you know you …

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  • I have hope!

     I went to the doctor today. One week post op but it’s been looking so good that the dr. Thought I was two weeks postop he was confused and then he finally saw his notes and he was apologetic. I am finally in a boot and in 2  weeks I will be able to go to PT and hopefully start getting …

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  • So depressed

    Hi my name is Jessie I’m 29 years old and I broke my ankle roller skating on June 23rd 2018 and this is a first break for me it was completely dislocated and it was my fibula that was broken and because of how bad the swelling was they had to do The external hardware because it popped out and they …

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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 …

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