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Ankle fracture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi..
User :   I am recovering from an Akle fracture which has been operated.....
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am currently undergoing physiotherapy for angle muscle mobility
Doctor :   ok
User :   ankle i mean
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the surgery done?
User :   Around 55 days ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the cast was removed exactly a week ago
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age - 44, Male, Occ: Self employe, Single, 160 Cms 60Kgs, Dependents - Yes - mother
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   the question that I had was.. the physiotherapist is using his hands to move my ankle .. upoward and downward movement and rotation.... He has been pressing the ankle with some amount of force... will this cause any trouble.
User :   I have no other health problem
Doctor :   no the joint needs to be remobilised
User :   there is a slight pain in the muscles... is that expected?
Doctor :   the movement is necessary to preserve the movements
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the muscle stretch will cause pain
Doctor :   slight pain is ok
Doctor :   but unbearable pain may have to be reevaluated
User :   Thanks Dr. I have one more question...
Doctor :   also if there is mild pain and discomfort
Doctor :   you can put ice packs
Doctor :   to reduce pain
User :   ok...
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   thanks... that really helps
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am able to lift my heel but it is the top portion of the ankle where the mobility is less.... Is that a cause for anxiety... it is only the 4th day today with the physio
Doctor :   no it would take time to get adjusted
Doctor :   some amount of stiffness can be anticipated
Doctor :   i suggest you to wait till you finish some more sessions of physiotherapy
User :   Thanks Dr. that is very reassuring...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
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