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I had surgery in jul12 and revision in nov12 for a broken fibula and ankle. I was nwb until feb13. In pt and having extreme swelling, is this normal?

I had surgery in jul12 and revision in nov12 for a broken fibula and ankle. I was nwb until feb13. In pt and having extreme swelling, is this normal?

Swelling: This is not uncommon, try contrast baths and some compression from a otc ankle sleeve. It make take up to a year to get better and if fact if may be a little swollen forever which doesn't mean anything is wrong. ...Read more

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When can I do cardio with broken fibula sprained ankle? I have airboot for another 3-4 weeks.

When can I do cardio with broken fibula sprained ankle? I have airboot for another 3-4 weeks.

Ankle fracture: Typically one has to wait 6 weeks for the fibula to heal. Before the airboot comes off a repeat xray has to confirm that the fibula has healed. Once that happens, then one has to be able to walk without any pain before a determination can be made about any cardio. If you access to the pool, one can start doing pool exercises much sooner since you are in semi-weightless environment. ...Read more

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6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more

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4 1/2 weeks after broken fibula and sprained ankle. Still painful to walk with airboot. Bad pain when trying to move ankle. Is this normal?

4  1/2 weeks after broken fibula and sprained ankle. Still painful to walk with airboot. Bad pain when trying to move ankle. Is this normal?

Might need PT: Make sure to follow up with your orthopedist as recommended, and let him/her know that you are still having significant pain. Sometimes, the fibula heals faster than the ankle sprain. Your orthopedist may give you exercises to do to increase ankle strength and flexibility, or he/she may refer you to a physical therapist to improve your use of the ankle. For now, avoid painful use of the ankle. ...Read more

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Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there any braces made for a broken fibula just above the ankle that would allow me to compete sooner?

There are splints --: That one uses, but for a broken bone you should see an orthopod who will be able to monitor you better and once the fx is healed only then you could return to your regular activities. Also what activities are you thinking of competing in? ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain on the outside of my ankle from broken fibula?

What can I do for this pain on the outside of my ankle from broken fibula?

See your PCP for ---: A pain med like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). You should be in a cast or a splint. Preferably see an orthopod who will be monitoring you healing. Do not walk on that side unless cleared by him/her. Rest, elevate the limb to reduce the pain and swelling as well. ...Read more

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Pain on outside of ankle from broken fibula. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

Pain on outside of ankle from broken fibula. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

Broken bones: Hurt, how long ago was in injured? Was there surgery involved? How bad was the break? How did it occur? What other damage was there? What have you tried to relieve the pain? What does the pain feel like? ...Read more