Electric shock sensations in ankle

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So I am two days away from having physio start on my ankle that I had an avulsion fracture of the lateral malleolus in two years ago.  I have been wearing a brace, have had ongoing pain, weakness and stiffness.  Recently though I get these really weird shooting sensations, not so much of pain, but it's almost like a foot spasm and like someone is zapping the left side of my ankle, had it a few times today?  Any ideas, should I bring it up with my physio? 

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    The shooting, zapping pains are totally normal. I am five weeks out from surgery and have been experiencing the same thing. I started therapy last week and was told that those types of pain are the nerves trying to reconnect.  It’s a good thing, painful, but good.  I call then the “shooties” and sometimes they can be very intense but once I learned that it was normal and good. I felt much better about them. Do you also have a burning type of pain? If so, those are also nerve pain and ok.  Parts of my foot are still totally numb so I welcome the idea of getting some feeling back.  Hope things go well for you. 
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      Monique I'm 7 yrs post surgery from fractured ankle and "shooties" are present still and numbness 

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      Qski,    7 years!  Holy Cow!   I know it’s a long process but I wasn’t thinking that long. I also have a ton of hardware in my ankle I don’t get good answers from my Dr , so have been relying on my physical therapist to answer the questions I have.  Have you had much other pain? How is your walking? Any limitations?

      Thanks

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      Same here have all of this. Great post. Definitely tells people about what happens after or If surgery. Hope you get well soon.
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    Gremlin 168 I have lots of hardware from my ankle  fracture and the past yr I'm having that same electric feeling. Not getting any explanations why

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