Why am I still having difficulty bearing weight on ankle without cam walker? Simple fibula fracture with sprain.

Tendon damage. Altho the tibial fracture may be completely healed, sprained and torn tendons may take a lot longer to heal up. Suggest re-examination by ortho, or a short course of physical therapy to treat for disuse and conditioning.

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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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Just had cast removed for severely sprain ankle, still have some pain with walking and still swollen. Have cam walker for 2-4 weeks, all normal?

Within expected... range of experiences: you may find physical therapy for strengthening, ankle stabilization, and proprioceptive training useful to avoid recurrent ankle injury. Ask your doctor, and best wishes to you. Read more...

Is a cam walker enough support for a 4 wk old avuls. Fracture of distal fib that is still swollen or should I strap as well? Not weight bearing.

Compression bandage. Yes, i think a compression bandage would be a good idea. Unless you have a pneumatic camwalker (ie one that you can pump air into) they tend to be too loose to provide enough immobilization and compression. Since you still have swelling, i think that a compression bandage that you wrap around your foot and ankle every morning and remove every night would be very helpful. Read more...
Cam walker. Cam walker should be enough. Routine x-rays at 2 week intervals to confirm that the fracture is healing without displacement are important. Read more...