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I am 8 wks post op. My doctor told me my bones have healed,so why am I still having pain where my wounds were.? My ankle still won't bend. Could that be cause of the screws? Is that what pt for?

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    Your bones may be healed, but your nerves and the wounds are probably still healing. PT could definitely help with moving your ankle. My ankle was in splints and casts for 6 weeks after surgery. That means it didn't move even the tiniest bit for 6 weeks. I've been in PT for 2 weeks now. They give me exercises to work on at home and when I'm there they physically move my ankle in different ways. I have significantly more range of motion than I did 2 weeks ago. If you can't go to PT you can probably find videos on YouTube or such to help. I prefer going to a specialist, so I know I'm not doing things that might harm me further. Good luck!

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      Are the nerves what causes the weird feeling on my foot and toes?  I am 25 days post-op and have a fiberglass cast on for 10 more days.  The thing that bothers me the most ismthe bottom of my feet and my toes. 
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      Probably. As long as I could wiggle my toes and they looked relatively normal, I figured I was okay. Once I was out of the cast and could start moving around the weird feeling in my toes and bottom of my foot went away. I also think they felt weird simply because they were stuck in one spot for so long.
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      Thanks. That makes me feel better. I can wiggle them and they look normal.  They just feel real cold all the time and a bit funny.  Amazon needs to sell toe covers lol
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      They do! Search for "cast toe cover sock" and there's a couple of options. I actually just cut down a pair of fuzzy socks and used that to cover my toes. Worked fantastically.

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    I was told I would need my two large screws removed after four months because my foot won't be very mobile. I'm still early days though 2 weeks post op

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    Are you having PT now?  I’m 7 weeks postop today and I started PT at 6 weeks. The PT is to loosen your ankle back up to where you can move your foot around normally, as well as strengthen that leg that has been idle all these weeks on crutches.  I know I feel pulling and tightness while doing those exercises, but very little pain.  The partial weight bearing on the foot doesn’t hurt me at all, thank God.
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      No I'm still in plaster only had op just over two weeks ago!

      After six weeks when your cast came off how much weight could u put through on your foot? 

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    My cast came off at 11 days and they put me in the boot. At 6 weeks weight bearing about 50% walking in the boot. I’ve been doing that for a week now and NO pain. I’m really happy about that. 
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