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Hi All, I snapped my ankle on 28th of Feb which required an Ankle ORIF which was performed on 4th March. The surgery went great and recovery though painful, was steady. I had post op check on 16th after which the doctor took out my stiches and put on permanent cast. Its been 15 days in permanent cast. The doctor said to have another visit after 4 weeks however, our nurse gave us appointment after 20 days. After thinking through I insisted the nurse to schedule appointment at the end of 4 weeks as I do not want to go back to permanent cast if the recovery is not where the doctor liked. Today is 31st, I am still 16 days away from my appointment. I am facing 3 issues:
- I am having muscle pain on the leg where surgery happened, it is more like fatigue because the leg stays in one position. I do move it around, but it still pains.
- To move leg little, I sometimes put my leg on either side on the pillow, My incision pain had reduced a lot, but now when I put my leg on the side, I get a feeling that my incision band is getting pulled. It is not very painful, but enough for me to put my leg straight. Any suggestions?
- Lastly, I sometimes get a very uncomfortable pain at the bottom of my heel (unrelated to incision or fracture) where it feels as if the doc put a metal block inside the cast which is pushing in my heel. The pain got really bad once. The only thing that helps is a flexi rubber ruler that I keep against my heel, I make sure I don't scratch inside and not keep it for a long time and not push it near my surgery.
Has anyone faced it before? Does anyone have any suggestions?
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