Jerking sensation in my post surgery ankle

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Has anyone experience a jerking sensation in their leg or foot after surgery?

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    I had ORIF for a trimalleolar fractures (3 different places) and yes I had the jerking for a couple of weeks, particularly the first ciuple of days, very like restless leg syndrome, but worse, with severe shooting pain jerks. I think it is because so many nerves are damaged and cut. My physio said it was the nerves regrowing, and ‘rewiring’ in the brain. It is 6 months since my injury, and havent had these since 3 month mark I think.

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      Hello kbeen

      Ok, now it makes since why I am having a jerking sensation, my nerves are rewiring.

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    I  thought it was just me. Yes! It started 2-3 weeks after surgery. I am almost 6 weeks postop now and it seems to be stopping. Its always in bed at night, since I started taking the boot off at night.
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      When I first felt the jerking feeling, I woke up and was like who the hell trying to attack me 😂 Are you wearing a boot and are you still using a crutches?

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      Yes I’m wearing a boot and still on crutches. I’m allowed to take the boot off to sleep. I go Wednesday to physical therapy to start partial weight bearing. I used to be afraid of that but now I just want my life back.  Can’t wait to walk again.
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      Good Afternoon tricia09818

      I wish you all the best going to P.T. If you still rely on pain meds, take them before you go. I don't know how you sleep without the boot, I can't. My legs and foot swells immediately so I always keep the boot on. I only release the straps on my boots for 30 minutes a day. I can't wait to walk again as well. How you endured your injury if you don't mind me asking.

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    Hi there. I hope you’ve been told the importance of walking level. And have invested in Even Up Shoe. I’m glad I couldn’t were boot because I was unaware and would have have more hassles than I already have. It’s a very difficult injury just be so careful it’s so worrying how many fall again from the unstable ankle.  Good luck with your recovery. 
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      Hi Jenni. Thank you for your advice. I wasn't aware that I have to wear shoe which measures up to the height of the boot. I am going to a wedding on the end of the month,and I am lost for words. I don't know what kind of shoe I can wear to this event. So far, I have been wearing flat boots which is comfortable.

      Have a good day

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    Under the circumstances I don’t thing anyone will mind if you go to wedding with sneakers and an Even Up Shoe. Your future walking life is at stake here so got to be the safest you can be. After 10 months I still limp pain at times. And limping is the worst for bones as well. It’s a very mental thing tell your self with every step NOT to limp. Takes some rewiring of the brain.  Hope your having a good day 
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      Hello Jenni24876 Yesterday, I had a lousy day because I had to take care of a few errands, which lead to my feet resting on the floor. My ankle and leg was so engorged and numbed. When I got home I elevated my foot and took a Tylenol to alleviate pressure.

      As far as the wedding, do you think it's appropriate to notify the bride that I will be wearing sneakers? I agree with you 100% my life is at stake, so the wedding guest supposed to understand.

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