Falling tripping up whilst in cast!!!!!

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Hi, another little question... Four weeks post ORIF following fractured Trimalleolar and ligament dislocation.  

Im in toe to knee cast, with another two weeks to go.

Today whilst using my crutches, I've slipped three time, twice landing on the broken foot/ ankle !!! Except for pain at time all seems ok. I'm just wondering if any of you guys have done similar things whilst in cast and should I worry that I may have dislodged the Metal work in my ankle? 

Feel really wary and easily wobbly as confidence knocked (had been doing well).

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    Hi hazel I done the same thing yesterday.

    I have an appointment at the hospital tomorrow so will mention it then (I have only been in a cast 3 weeks)

    I will let you know tomorrow what the doctor says tomorrow if this is any help?

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      Oh thank you Chasms, this morning everything feels tight around the ankle but toes are pink and moving so all must be ok. It's just you worry so much about doing further damage.

      I look forward to hearing how you got on at your appointment and what your doctor says.

      Hazel

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      Hi Hazel,

      He said not to worry as long as I was not in any pain and I've only got 2 weeks to go scars are looking good. Didn't even need to go for an x-ray

      Hope your ankle is doing ok today though

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    Hi Hazel. Are you hopping on one foot while using crutches? I just couldn't get it together on crutches while I was NWB.

    I fell forward and cracked my head on the bathroom wall. I told my hubby thank goodness my forehead is so huge! 😀

    I used a walker and hopped for 7 weeks.

    Now that I can WB ever so slightly, I'm on crutches and much more mobile.

    Maybe a walker would help?

    I know. It's frustrating. I'm sure the falls have been scary. I admire your confidence.

    I wish you well. Hopefully nothing is out of place and all is fine.

    Take care,

    Karen

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      Thank you Karen, two of the falls were when going up stairs, I've been able to use crutches and hop up but if I loose concentration I go to pot! The worst fall was as I went to go in bathroom and one crutch just went , next thing down on knees and I to bad ankle.

      You were lucky you didn't do yourself a concussion when you hit your head, I'm glad to hear you were ok.

      How long is it since your accident??

      How is the WB going???

      Thanks for reply and advice 😁

      Hazel

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    Oh my gosh! I did the same thing! My doctor was not available. My 6 week exray was just fine. I did that 3 times. At 2 weeks, 3 weeks and 4 weeks, once with crutches, twice with knee scooter. If you’re worried, get an exray. Don't be embarrassed to tell Dr. That you need an exray. My Dr was near impossible to get a hold of. Casts are strong and that's what they are there for; to protect the broken bones and ligament. You and I need a clutsola award! Haha. Good luck!

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      Thanks Yvonne, yep your right definitely a Clutsola award (never heard that before but love it) 😁😁

      I'm glad all was ok with you after your falls.

      My foot it sore this morning but toes pink and moving so all must be ok.

      We don't have the knee scooters here in UK , although sure I'd find one on EBay. Unfortunately my house has lots of stairs!!

      Hope your foot is all healed now?

      Hazel 😁

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    Hi Hazel,

    I tumbled down the stairs but my cast was off.

    I had swelling and pain that treated with ice and rest.

    Now I feel I am more in pain than I used to and not making progress.

    Maybe I am imagining it...

    I will ask for an x-ray in two weeks when I will see my GP

    I believe the cast is also a type protection and that must be one of the reasons that is there.  Ask for an x-ray when you can but most likely is alright.

    there.  But I understand the feelings of weariness and losing confidence.

    I feel the same.  Have a good day!

     

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    Hi, I've had talonovacula fusion and tripped and put weight through my foot at 3 weeks post op. All was fine just shook me up a little bit. Been back to hospital today and xray all fine. However I got another cast on, thought I would be in a boot by now. I had my op on March 17. I'm still struggling with crutches. I go upstairs on my knees and come down on my bottom as I find it easy and safer .

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    Oh yeah it hurts and is scary. I fully wiped out on my crutches at 3 weeks (so still in cast). Hurt like hell and I couldn't get up for a while. By the next day it was back to normal levels of pain. I'm now 6 weeks after cast removal and it all worked out fine. Nurse said pain would be getting worse not subsiding if metalwork had been compromised. Safest to get it checked, especially if you have ongoing new pain. Chances are you'll be fine, tho. I think we all wipe out at least once!

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