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Pain from pilon fracture on left ankle. Surgery performed. Using Regement. Measures to relieve pain?

I fell of a roof on 5-24-2013 and sustained a pilon fracture to my left anckle. After 2 surgeries and 2 plates and 16 screws I am still in allot of pain. I am no longer using my soft cast and cruthes only when the pain is severe. I am on a regement of 800 mil motrins, 2 tablets a day and they do little or nothing by way of relieving the pain.What can I do?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

Intra-articular ankle fracture can give pain due to arthritis .comfirm union on x ray.
Physiotherapy will help to regain movement.
Some nutrients which are important for recovery after surgery include vitamin C, folic acid,
calcium, vitamin D, VIT B12.so supplements of these nutrients will lead to early recovery.

So diet for early recovery includes eating fresh fruits and fruit juices, green salads and vegetables.
Diet rich in protein will lead to early muscle building, so you can take pulses, cheese etc

Regular physiotherapy and exercises are very important for early rehabilitation as my patients find much relief by these therapies.

Stretch regularly. physical therapist provides recommendations and instruction on safe stretches that can be done following the surgery.
Move regularly. Gentle, continuous movement helps circulate the blood, bringing valuable nutrients to the area. But avoid biking, , swimming, etc



Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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