Post Ankle op

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Hello everyone,

I broke my ankle on the 2 sides on April 23rd. I had an operation later on the 27th. A plate and 7 screws were put on one side and 2 screws were inserted ok the other side. It's been a while now and my cast was removed and my dr said I'd just need to walk I wouldn't need physiotherapy nor partial weight bearing. Everything I read said that I'd need to take it slow .. It's very painful trying to walk with one crutch. I need a second opinion or similar experiences

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    wow sounds great. I did mine on the 11 April on both sides with plates n screws in both. Was in casts for 8weeks and now in a boot for 3 with another 1 to go before seeing my consultant nxt week so will be 12 weeks in all since fall. Im STILL not FWB and going to physio for past 2 weeks.So yours do sound rather fast for walking without aid. But we are all different. I would think that you woud get some pain but i wouldnt over do it and listen to your body for pain threashhold, if needs be use 2 crutches now and again to ease pain. the saying goes listen to your body...wishing you all the best with your recovery  sx
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      Thanks dear. Actually I wrote because I doubted my dr n wt he was saying. I didn't consider it that I'm healing faster than others. I hope you're right and that would be a good sign. Thanks again 😊 I wish you all the best too

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    Nearly 12 weeks since my ankle op 9 weeks non weight bearing .started physio this week had a session in a hydrotherapy pool which really helped

    But still need crutches to walk very painful in knee aswell. Gone back on painkillers to help . Next session Tuesday so see what happens .doing stretches at home but little by little.

    Do as much as you can as they say no pain no gain

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    I am still in walker 7 weeks post up still lot of pain. Do not do too much and still elevate when sitting if it is fusing it will get better.
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