A 18-year-old female asked:
i am 1 year post op for removing a screw that was put in for a broken ankle, and i still have pain when i walk for a long time. can therapy help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Vern Christensen answered
25 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: If the initial ankle injury involved the joint surface, pain can persist for a long time. Anytime a joint is involved in injury it is possible for post traumatic arthritis to set in. If no joint involvement then stability and functional issues can create pain, both of which are improved with physical therapy. Bracing and orthotics can provide functional stability and pain reduction also.
Answered on May 13, 2016
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