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I posted a few weeks ago following my post surgery check-up (ankle ORIF) and you were all really helpful with tips on range of motion exercises.
I was due to go back for my 6 week check on 10th January but ended up going back yesterday instead as my surgical wound wasn't healing. I also talked to the surgeon in more detail and it turns out it is the posterior malleolus that was the worst part of my fracture (as well as repair to medial and lateral malleolus) - must have been the shock or medication or lack of understanding that missed that part and as my doctor referred to it as a "nasty fracture" that's probably why! Anyway, silver lining being my doctor saved me the trip back next week and said from looking at my x-rays all is healing well and I can gradually start weight bearing in my walking boot.
The question is, how do I go about this without limping on to my good foot and keeping weight on my hands? I expect it's all in my head with the fear of putting weight on the bad foot but any advice you lovely people have would be much appreciated! Also, how much should I be "walking" around to help my recovery? Thanks in advance
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