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I am 12 weeks post op after having ORIF surgery to fix a trimalleolar fracture of my right ankle.
2 days ago I was cleared to weight bear as tolerated. Pretty lenient instructions other than start with the boot in the House then no boot in the House then sneakers and come back to my OS in 6 weeks unassisted and in sneakers.
I have been going to PT every week since week 4, and have gained much of my ROM back though I am still struggling with dorisflexion. I will go back this week and start a new routine to help me learn to walk.
My question is- is intense pain normal when I try to walk unassisted? Or is it a sign of something being wrong? I think I am partially weight bearing in the boot and with my walker as I can go back and forth across the living room relatively easily. I can also stand unassisted. It is taking steps without my walker that hurt the most.
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