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This forum certainly doesn't overdose on good news; so, I'm gonna counter that by sharing some. As some of you may be aware, I broke my fibula and medial malelous back in June. In September, the Ortho informed my that I had a failed union in my ankle break. I changed Orthos, and had it bone grafted and screwed together in October. I was out of the cast in November; had very slow progress through January, but was able to hobble on it. I went to Physical Therapy in February, but quit because after some initial gains, their procedures only made the ankle more sore -- to the point of being immobilized for several days. My walking improved though through March, but I was still plagued by swelling and muscle weakness in the ankle and foot. This week, I began running in place and doing jumping jacks in the swimming pool. This move has been key. The same day I started, all swelling went away (and stayed away), and I am now able to walk limp free with more confidence than I've had in almost a year! These ankle breaks progress at their own pace, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! Maybe some of you can benefit from my news regarding the swimming pool exercises.
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