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A 20-year-old female asked:

i am in a cam walker for a fractured ankle and it is mildly uncomfortable/painful.is this a sign of improper healing?is this just normal from bruising

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Can be normal: Pain can last a long time following an injury even if you are in a cam walker. If pain continues discuss it with your physician.
Dr. Robert Conenello
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Depending on the type and severity of the fracture, healing will take several months. Your physician will take serial x-rays to monitor proper healing.

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