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I am 8 weeks post op (left fibula malleolus repair requiring 1 screw to fix it, 58 years old) and am having trouble walking even with crutches because my foot and lower part of my leg still have quite a bit of swelling. When I wear my brace it makes imprints in my leg that I can see when I take it off. If I press my finger into my flesh anywhere between my shin or on the top of my foot it slowly squishes down and a dent remains where my finger pressed down. It takes a few minutes to return to its normal state of puffiness. Is this normal?
It is too painful to walk on although I am pushing myself to walk on it as much as possible with 2 crutches.
I am beginning to worry that it could be compartment syndrome, has anyone had experience with that ?
Thanks in advance for your reply! Susan
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