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Hi, I broke my right ankle in Sep 2015...cracked the bottom of my fibulua. Had a surgery where a plate and 7 screws were installed. I'm coming on 6 months since the break/surgery, and I'm considering getting the hardware removed. Two of the screws actually go through my fibula into my tibia. I finally started running again about 2 weeks ago, and naturally it was pretty sore afterwards. However, I still always feel some discomfort in my ankle, and still lack mobility, specifically with lifting my foot upwards. I feel like the hardware is causing these problems. I know it takes a full year to be back to normal, but my question is how do I know if it's the hardware or just the natural progression of healing? Would be interested in how others dealt with the hardware they may have had installed in their ankle(s), and if they had the hardware removed, did it make a difference. Thanks
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