limping

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i had ankle surgery and started weight bearing i have a limp and i was just wondering how long with PT did it take for anyone to completely get rid of limp and walk at normal speed?

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    it would help if you were more specific about exactly what your ankle surgery amounted to for example was it a TAR? Cheers, Richard

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    i agree with Jo. However, i had ORIF after breaking my ankle in 3 places and dislocating it. After i started PT, i would say it took about 4-5 months to walk without a limp, and i was actually not in PT anymore at that point. I still have a slight limp whenever i have been sitting or sleeping for a long time and then get up to walk. It goes away though once i get going. It gets better so just stay positive!

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    i had an ankle fuzion 3 years ago and limp when it gets cold or stand up for more than 20 mins.

    this is still better than before the fuzion

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    I never needed PT and my limp is pretty much gone. I broke my right ankle in 3 places back in early February. had ORIF Feb 11- a plate and 9 screws. I started WBAT in late March and at 8 weeks (April 1) I was full WB and walking in my sneaker. I never did any PT and my range of motion is 90+.... my limp is pratically gone, no pain or discomfort. no swelling. I guess it just depends on the person. It takes time. Each week you will feel it getting stronger and stronger!

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