Trimalleolar Surgery 9 weeks post op

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Still experiencing a lot of burning/numbness and sharp shooting pain in my foot. Also, the ball of my foot is swollen and tender. Any idea how long this will last? 

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    I am 7 weeks post op and experience some numbness if it’s in a weird position but then goes away. I am in a boot and still NWB but am instructed to do exercises. Where are you in the recovery process? 
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    Hi 

    It takes a long time to settle down it took me up to a year to be able to walk normally i also had physio for nearly 2 years 

     

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      Yeah, Andy. I'm 3 months after surgery and not much progress here. Still in splint and no WB. I'm 63 years old too, so it is much slower recovery. Last week my big toe started wiggling and today I was standing on both feet, without walker or knee scooter ,( for 15 seconds or so). My PT said that my revovery is very slow and is surprised how little he can maneuver my ankle. (Hurts like hell, when he tried).

      Somehow I feel, it will get better soon. My sharp pain around stiches are less frequent and overally I'm less frightened by this misery and misfortune. Screw removal is scheduled for September and I'm hoping for short stroll around Christmas. Perhaps still with the "moon boot", but walking never the less.

      Good luck. I feel for you!

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    Hi Eric, recovery varies so much from patient to patient even when injury and the operation are virtually the same. My accident was 4 months, the op 3 and 1/2 months ago, removal of two big screws was 3 weeks ago. I walk normally in my own shoes and am able to walk 2 miles without starting to limp. I have been told that the range of my ankle movement is very good in view of the time scale since the op. My ankle does swell up after walking and more so when I stand a lot. I get very tired by the evening. I also get numbness and occasional pins and needles and if I overdo my ankle stretching I get some pain too.Docs say it is normal and that the swelling will go on for a year.

    Two months ago I was depressed and could not see the end. So, have faith in yourself. Good luck.

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      Thanks, Anna.   Can’t wait to be walking again. Growing more impatient by the day with my slow progress. If only the nerves on the ball of my foot would settle down. 🙄

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