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I broke my ankle on April 26th. Because it was a weekend, I spent 4 days in a splint wrapped by the ER before I could get an ortho appointment. In the ER they told me it was a clean break in my fibula, and that I would probably just need a cast.
On May 1st, they took a look at the break and determined that because of some l wide spacing, I would need surgery.
I went in on May 2nd for ORIF surgery and had 1 plate and 5 screws put in (one screw through the fracture and the others stabalizing). They put me back in a splint, and said they would see me in two weeks to remove stitches (my post op appointment is the 15th).
After 3 days, I wasn’t really in any pain and was able to stop the meds. Only experienced pain when getting up (due to inflammation). I did however have to call today (day 8) because my splint starting rubbing on my ankle giving me a blister.
They were able to see me today, did an X-ray and said because my foot was able to get to neutral (?) they were able to put me in my walking boot early - Still no weight. And still have stitches. They wrapped me with an ace bandage and booted me up.
I’m noticing now I’m actually having pain. I’m feeling a lot of burning near incision site, and my toes have been feeling tingly. They are not miscolored, so I don’t think it’s a tightness issue? I have been keeping it elevating and iced. I just feel as though I’m going backwards having felt okay - and now experiencing pain with the boot. Has anyone else experienced this / is this normal?
Is it just my ankle adjusting to boot life?
I really didn’t want to have to go back to pain meds but it looks like I will need to in order to sleep tonight.
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