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I suffered a spiral fracture of the fibula in January, had a cast for 2 weeks then an air boot for a further 3 weeks. Saw my consultant on 4th March and was x-rayed again and told that the fracture was fully healed but that I had soft tissue damage which was why I could still barely walk due to the pain. Another 5 weeks down the line and my ankle is no better despite not going out and keeping my foot raised most of the day. In desperation I went to a private physio this week and she was amazed I had not been given any instructions, exercises or offered physio at the hospital. She told me I had sprained that part of my ankle where the tibia and fibula meet the talus which is why it is so painful when I put any weight on it. This is inaddition to having sprained the outside of my foot. I have been advised to do alternate hot and iced foot baths for a total of 30 mins twice a day and to keep my foot ujp as much as possible. She is giving me deep ankle massage and ultrasound(?). Has anyone else suffered the same injury and knows how long it will be before I will be able to walk again?
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