Cast with stitches and pain! A few questions .

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Hi everyone,

So on my 2 week post op visit they took the splint off and left the stitches in and then casted it to my knee. (my ankle) The PA told me I could start putting partial weight on it with the cast and I have been doing that with the cane. Problem is after trying to walk during the day its beyond killing me with pain late afternoon and evening. I do take the Tylenol 500 mg. now.  Not working anymore! Has anyone else had their stitches still in with a cast and did it hurt like heck and what did you do to relieve it? I get stitches out Monday morning and another cast on for 4 more weeks, then a brace and a boot. I'm so ready for this to be done!! The pain is awful this week!  And I am elevating it all the time if I'm sitting. Did anyone have more pain after you thought you were making progress?? 

Thanks,

Rose

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    Don’t know to much but had the same feeling when I was in 2 week staples were bothering  me and hurting took pain medication that I was prescribe 1 wasn’t working so I was taking 2 bring the pain down maybe you  should take 2 tylonel 500mg see if that works hope it does I’m on 4 weeks now get minor pain but start feel alright hope you do too 
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    I’m also 4weeks and still not told to put Weight on foot idont think you Should seen u 2 weeks
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      Thanks for the reply Kevin. I am going to take two of the Tylenol . I hope it works. Right now, I"m in pain and just trying not to think about it!  I am doing partial weight bearing  per the my doc's assistant, so I think it should be Ok. I had 2  ligaments repaired and some extensive damage repaired. 

      Here's hoping it gets better!

      Thanks !

      Rose

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    I was told not to walk on it at all had crutches and a wheel chair if I went out ,then had a air boot ,had my stitches out when cast came off which I had on for 6 weeks I had bad pains and some night cried but once I got the cast off and air boot felt alittle better , i had my 2 operation and then was given a shoe had stitches out again and then put flip flops on but still had crutches. 6 months on I still get pains and it still swells up I take pain killers and just raise my leg up not much more I can do I go physio now it's been a long 6 months 

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