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I have read with a mixture of relief and worry all the posts here since day one. First off, thank you for writing about your experience! I learned so much. I had surgery 4 weeks ago: broke malleous while trekking; had surgery with a metal plate and 12 screws. I walk with a boot but the problem is not my ankle anymore but my toes, at night especially (while at night as many of you reported?). I get waves of intense pain that wake me up around 3-4 am (as it is now) in three toes (big and second toe are okay). The outside of them is numb, but inside it feels like there is a bonfire going on. From what I read it could be a nerve stuck in scar tissue, a nerve damange, or worse yet poor circulation leading to possible gangrene. I am scared to death because I am very active and practice a lot of sports, plus the pain and the sleep deprivation are a nightmare.
Tomorrow I see my surgeon; I hope she can give me practical advise and hope, but this post has been super helpful in realizing how common my symptoms are. All I know, the pain wakes me up and, like many of you, I can walk and be okay when I stand but when I lie down it is horrible.
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