Twitching in cast after achilles surgery

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I just had surgery on my achilles tendon 2 days ago and im noticing that either during or before i go to sleep i twitch my leg in the cast and its the most excrutiating pain! im so nervous im going to rupture the tendon again or pop a stitch. is there anything i can do to stop this? has anyone else experienced this?

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    Well I never! Thats exactly what I got about 2-3 days after my ankle fusion op. Just as I was falling asleep the pain would wake me up and disappear again fairly quickly. It happened for two or three sleepless nights and that was it! I took morphine one night so I fell asleep. Mentioned it to the doctor and he ignored it of no consequence. i thought it was me! Went after a couple of days and I forgot till I saw your post. My thought - dont worry about it! No pain since - and that was three months ago.

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      Thanks for the reply Keith! Just as long as i dont injure myself more. It makes me very nervous and im in a splint so my foot can move around a bit more than if i was in a full cast.

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      I was in a splint at the time too - cast was put on after two weeks. Like you I thought something was getting broken in there. It was like painful cramp with muscles tightening - just as I dropped off to sleep, but nothing during the day. If its still like it after a few days, phone doc for advice.

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    it's perfectly okay. i had the same thing every ankle surgery ( i had three). it's scary and it hurts but it's gonna be okay

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    Hi there,

    I had some spasms, jerking on my left leg above the surgical site and boot. My PT recommended that I use a heating pad for those muscles. It did the trick!!!

    Merry Christmas!

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