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Hi everyone, thought I would share a good recovery story.
I broke my fibula about 5 weeks ago and got surgery 12 days later with 7 screws and a plate.
I got my cast off 2 weeks post op and doctors said x-rays were looking good. I asked the doctor if I could start bearing any weight and he said while he doesn't recommend it I could try a little bit around the apartment if tolerable. I was given an air cast and told I would be allowed to rehab the ankle a bit and gain some flexibility and range of motion by stretching it and doing circles. Doctor said in 3 weeks I will be able to start full rehab with complete weight bearing.
First 5-6 days I just kept stretching it and got some range of motion back with stiffness gone. Two days ago I decided to try walking in the air boot with crutches and found zero pain. Yesterday I tried walking without crutches and just the air boot and found no pain either.
Today I decided to take a few steps barefoot and was surprised to find zero pain and relatively easy to walk.
I'm still taking it slow and only taking a few steps in my apartment, but I'm happy that I'm able to rehab it this fast.
Thought I'd share this with you because a few weeks ago I was devastated being immobilized and now I feel close to recovery.
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