Is it normal for plaster to rub and have burning sensation

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Hi, I had ankle arthroscopic surgery 5 days ago for lesions of the talus and tibia, ligament repair and a metal plate inserted to straighten my foot. I will be non weight bearing for total of 6 weeks then partial weight bearing for another 4. Has anyone else had this type of surgery for lesions and how was the outcome? I transfer to a boot after having my cast off this coming Friday. This was all the result of a twisted ankle 21 months ago but after wrong advice I finally found good ankle specialist. I do live on a spanish island and ended up going to another island for trestment.

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    I had a lot of pain from plaster casts. The first 4 were put in by a village idiot who put folds inside plaster. I took them all off. The next one was only on for 2 days then surgery then another applied was so painful was replaced next one was too loose   i forget now if it was 7 or 8 plasters all up. They all hurt so much. Boot hurt as well because I had a lot of nerve damage. I've healed very well have no signs of break or fracture can feel plate but not a problem. Surgeon said not to wear boot if it hurt too much. But if your ok with the boot make sure you wear an even up shoe so you walk level. Avoid secondary injury from uneven walking good luck with tour healing. It's been a very long time for you. 

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    I have a plate, 4 pins, and a screw. I had, and still occasioanlly, have burning sensations, and now get zaps- for lack of better term. The worst was right out of surgery and I thought for sure my splint was too tight because of that terrible feeling of burning pressure (?). I was having to elevate almost 24/7 still at 5 days post op because of the swelling coming on with very little activity. You could try looking for that specific forum here or putting it in the title. When I had my splint off (cast that doesn't go all the way around but hugs both sides of ankle/leg) my incision were fine and there was no pressure. You could call your dr office and tell them to see what they say. Is it rubbing where you can see it? I also got relief having a large pack off ice over my thick splint as well. What I can mostly say is that this is a long road of recovery and there are other forums here, or you can start any, on almost anything you can think of during your recovery. This has been a wonderful place for me to feel less crazy while I've been cooped up and so many aspects of this process! I am now almost 4 weeks post op and still no weight bearing, if I do too much I swell up, especially in the shower ankle swells, I still

    ice at least 3x a day for the shear relief of it and it also promotes circulation and healing, and my body doesn't like the dissolvable sutures so my incision are irritated. I keep a list of questions for the dr and check here as well. Best of luck to you, get some thing to keep you occupied while you elevate is my best suggestion until your appt. Less rubbing with less swelling.

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      Thank you for your advice. I cannot see anything due to the plaster but am going to ice the part where its rubbing. Only 3 more days to go before removal and into the boot! smile
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