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It's been 3 months since I suffered a lateral malleolus fracture in my left ankle after having rolled/twisted it very badly just before Christmas 2015. The bone healed well after 6 weeks but I had a lot of soft tissue damage and bruising which I am still recovering from. I got my cast off after 6 weeks but it took quite a while before I was able to walk properly again as my ankle is still stiff and painful sometimes even after 3 months. It is A LOT better however and I am back to walking my dog again. One thing that worries me is how red my left foot looks as compared to my right one after I've been standing and walking. Is that normal for it to still be this way after 3 months?
I wanted to say that the thing that has helped me the most as far as stiffness and exercising is to do it in the bath. For some reason my ankle feels much better in the warm water and really losens up. I do my stretching exercises in the tub for this same reason.
I just thought the exercising in the tub tip might help as it really works for me. I actually do my exercises in the water. I also find that doing the stretching exercises after my bath are much easier to do as well.
Hope that helps.
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