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Okay, so I was thrown off my horse May 21 and landed horribly. I dislocated my ankle and had a trimalleolar fracture with some damage to my cartilage and ligaments. Surgery was put off for a week due to swelling. I had surgery May 30 and was put into a cast immediately. 2 weeks post op I had stitches removed and was put into a air cast but NWB still. I was instructed to start PT because my ankle was too stiff. I only have to go 1 time a week but I have 4 exercises I have to do 2 times daily. My question is, should I be able to “flex” my ankle in the downward position? Such as when you are pushing down the accelerator in the car while driving? I can move it up, toes towards me, pretty well but it won’t budge at all if I try to move it downward. Is this normal? I’m 20, so I guess I’m scared that I won’t ever be able to move it downward. I play softball and volleyball and I’m in college and I’m so afraid I won’t be able to do the things I used to before.
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