Posted , 3 users are following.
Hello. I fractured my ankle on 9/9. Had surgery on 9/17 (plate installed on fibula w/7 screws) with post-op appt on 9/29 where I was put into a walking boot. I was, and continue to be NWB until my next ortho appt on 10/26 (considering x-rays look good). Yesterday was my 2nd physical therapy appt, and I'm doing NWB exercises to increase my ankle's range of motion.
So that's the background, and here are my concerns that I was wondering if others have experienced. My range of motion exercises seem to be going well; I mean my ankle is tight, but I guess that is to be expected. From a pain perspective, however, the pain is on the top of my foot, which I think is strange. Also, I know swelling can last a while and come and go, but it seems like my foot has stayed swollen the whole time, and since the break, my foot has been red compared to my other foot. I ice my foot/ankle 1-2 times per day. When I'm home, I keep it elevated (even while sleeping); at work I try to keep it elevated, but it does stay down probably most of the time. So I'm curious if others have experienced pain on top of their foot, and if the swelling seems normal based on how far I'm into this journey. Thanks...
0 likes, 6 replies