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Hey everyone, hoping someone here might have an idea of how to help. I dislocated my ankle about three weeks ago, and I'm about two and a half weeks out from surgery. 11 screws and a plate to repair everything. Yesterday I got switched from my fiberglass cast to an aircast (still NWB). For the first 18 hours or so everything was fine -- but then I woke up this morning in excruciating pain. Worse than a lot of the pain post surgery. The cast seems to be pressing on the bottom of my incision and where two of the screws are very close to the surface. We've tried putting gauze on it and tried a sock, but it's bad enough I haven't been able to wear the boot for longer than a thirty minute stretch today. I'm supposed to be in this for the next six weeks! Anyone else have this issue? I called the nurse and she recommended the sock, but that only helped for a bit. How did you solve it? Please tell me there's hope!
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