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I'm in the British Army and broke my lower fibula on 18 January 2017, the doctor said it is know as a Weber C fracture. I had surgery and two screws were put in.
Around a month ago I was feeling fine, physio was going well and I even managed a mile run and could easily walk around on my tip toes no problem.
But then I had rehabilitation where I went on the cross trainer for 10 minutes (on my toes to burn the calf) and then did plyometrics under the rehab instructor. That evening my ankle bruised and swelled, my shin ached and my limp redeveloped, ever since then I've had a dull pain in my ankle and every time I stand on my tip toes sharp pains go through my ankle which never occurred before.
It's been four weeks since I did the rehab and the swelling has decreased but the dull pain and the sharp tip toe pains still occur. If I walk for more than 10 minutes the ankle swells and becomes painful. I went to the hospital today and the doctor said it might be an ankle sprain, I got an X-ray and it can be seen that the pins have snapped in the part between the fibula/tibula area.
Has anyone else had these problems? Does anyone have any ideas? Should I get the screws removed?
Thank you for reading.
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