Lateral Malleolus facture

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Hi! Broke my Lateral Malleolus 4 weeks ago, no surgery (thankfully) and I got placed in a CAM walking boot. 2 weeks after the break I was instructed to start walking on it without crutches, since I had no pain. After beginning to walk on it, I started experiencing pain, which I did not experience when the break originally happened. The swelling has not gone better at all.

Wondering what has everyone's experience with this type of break has been like and what was the recovery like? Unfortunately my doctor does not have any answers for me and just says that the bone is healing.

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    HAPPY to hear you didnt need surgery

    I think its normal to feel pain after not using your foot for awhile

    I experienced little to no pain after my surgery, however once I began to put weight back on it I did experience some pain

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    I didn't think you could walk full weight bearing until the bone was healed. I didn't think a bone can heel in 2 weeks.

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    I had the same thing happen. I started experiencing bad pain for the first time and in a whole new area.

    I wish somebody had told me to go and get an x-ray because my ankle broke in a new place there may have been a hairline fracture there that the x-rays could not pick up at the time or the boot was not immobilizing me properly. Good luck.

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