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Fractured fibula, still not reassessed. Leg cramps, spasms with tingling. Is it an Achilles injury ?

I fractured my fibula two weeks ago and I m still waiting to have my leg reassessed so I m still in my temporary back slab cast. I have been having leg cramps and spasms around the area of the break as well as tingling and i feel the bone clicking out of place when i move my leg. I was wondering if all these things are normal or if the cramps point to an Achilles injury as well? Thanks for your help.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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The feeling of leg cramps and spasms are usually seen due to muscle fiber irritation by the fractured bone fragments. The clicking of bone out of place is the fracture displacement as the fractured fragments have not been fixed yet. These symptoms are not likely to be due to damage to achilles.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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