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A 19-year-old female asked:

Broke my ankle may 31, 2013. doctor said no pressure for 3 weeks. its june 13, 2013 and my ankle feels fine and can walk on it. what should i do?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: If you broke your ankle, stay off for as long as your doctor instructed. To walk on it now (even without pain) can lead to serious consequences, and you may need surgery to fix those consequences. Usually for an ankle fracture, staying off for 6-8 weeks is standard, but at this point, listen to your doctor. Hope this answers your question.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Depends: On severity of fracture. Sounds like its a stress fracture if told.Only 3weeks but i would follow your doctors advice.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Ankle fracture: Most likely an avulsion fracture or a weber a type fracture distally on the fibula. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for clarification, but the above types usually allow weight bearing at that time.

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