Jerking sensation post ankle surgery

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I've been having jerking Sensations in my ankle not even a week after surgery is this normal and am I causing damage when it jerks this is very scary .

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    It's not abnormal at all. I had the same thing for a few months post ankle fusion and I wondered if it was causing damage to the surgery or not. It certainly hurt every time it happened. I wouldn't worry though, it's not going to harm your surgery.

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    Oh yes, very normal. Your ankle has just been traumatized. My ankle jumped and jerked for no reason for at least 2-3 months after being broken and operated on. There is also a terrible burning sensation as your bone heals. And often there will be a knot at the break of extra bone that will smooth out in time. It is just the body over building the bone to make it stronger, it goes awa├┐.

    GOOD LUCK!

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    Hi, I had the same thing happen to me right after surgery. They are scary as some were quite violent, especially at night. They went away quite quickly, within a few days.My ankle seems to be fine. I'm 5 weeks post surgery. Hope this will help set your mind at rest.

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    I agree this is totally normal, I got this everytime i tried to fall asleep it freaked me out and was so painful I was worried I was doing damage. For me it stopped after a week or so. So don't worry you will get there x

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