Fracture Blisters

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As many of you know, my cast was removed thus week after 12 1/2 weeks. I noticed blisters on my ankle immediately and was told they are fracture blisters. When I got home and actually checking it out, I realized they go all the way around my ankle. Does anyone else have these? Is it normal?

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    I haven't noticed any when I go in to get my cast changed. Maybe you should have them checked out so they don't get infected. Sorry you are going through this right after getting your cast off Lee Lee. If it's not one thing, it's another, isn't it?
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      Yes, it is. Definitely not a simple injury. I took my boot off last night to ice my ankle and my foot looked extremely red. My husband took some pictures and I sent them to a friend, who is an ortho nurse at the hospital. He sent them to my doctors PA. He said that it is microvascular damage caused by the RSD. I have to do ice baths and hot baths 2 to 3 times a day. This is never ending.
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      Hi Lee- Sorry you are not having to deal with all this. I've read about the ice and hot baths (therapeutic contrasting) in the hope to get tissues to adapt to sudden changes and to get the circulation going a bit better. I hope it helps you and it certainly can't hurt! How bad is your daily pain? I hope it is not too bad for you! Thinking about you and hoping you have a fast recovery from the fracture blisters. 
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    Hi Leelee

    RSD has many faces, I went and continue to go thru the stages of it. My foot was red purple and I had a blister rash all over the surgery site. I slathered aloe Vera on it, check with your Dr first. I could not do the cold/ hot bath, my foot felt frozen, cold and ice I could not stand. Do what feels right for you. RSD is not common or well understood. They gravitate to these treatments but they are not set in stone. I even melted warm coconut oil and poured it on my foot, it felt amazing....I found treatments that work for me. You will too. Your in the beginning after getting your cast off. Go easy.....let me know if I can help. Take good care....xo

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