Stinging pain in ankle post surgery

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It has been 2 years and 9 mos. since having ORIF on right ankle. Now experiencing sharp stinging pain on occasion. Should I see doctor again or wait to see if it gets worse?

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    Yes. Nerve pain? Do you have any hardware left in? I am just over year Fibula snapped and displaced. Pain around plate. Has to come out.
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      Yes, I have a plate and seven screws still in. Doctor said at time of surgery that it wouldn't need to come out unless it started giving me trouble. I had a trimalleor (? spelling) dislocation, with ORIF. But, didn't have any ligament damage. I just wondered if it's nerve pain or pain from the plate itself?

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      Either, or both. Dr said my foot was rejecting hardware, plus I could have scar tissue around nerve by plate. I just know that when he touches it, I feel like kicking him lol.
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      Thank you for your replies. According to what you've said, the pain I'm having is nothing at all compared to what your experiencing. At this point, I can understand that it could very well be a combination of nerve pain along with scar tissue. But, it could also be much worse! I hope you have HR soon and get some relief! I can still recall the pain after surgery and I don't ever want to feel that again. Take care and do what you have to do to regain some quality of life.

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