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Hi, hoping to get advice with regards to my ankle.
I rolled my ankle which caused me to break my fibula and also move my ankle slightly. To fix it, I had surgery a tubular plate and 6 screws. I was put into a walking boot and was allowed to weight bear in the boot. For the first 5 weeks in the boot I used my crutches to walk but the last week I was able to walk without the crutches in the boot. I've experienced very little pain, just ache now and again. My last xray shows the bone has healed really well and the doctor told me I dont need any follow ups or physiotherapy, he told me to take the boot off the following week and to start walking. I was very surprised I didn't need physiotherapy and to "just start walking" without the boot scares the life out of me! So in two days will be when the doctor advised me to walk without the boot. I'm concerned to attempt this because my ankle is completely stiff it's as stiff as it was when I broke it. when I try to move it, it doesn't hurt but it feels like something is blocking it from moving. I relaxed my foot and asked my husband to move it with his hands and it just wouldn't move it feels if it was to move properly something would snap. is this because of the screws? is this normal? Is it possible to walk with a completely stiff ankle? Any advice would be great. thanks! File size is too big
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