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Pain in the ankle after a ligament surgery. Did I injure my ankle again?

I ve had ankle ligament surgery and I m 6 weeks through and I m wearing a boot. I took my boot off breifly but slipped on my crutches and put weight on my food before faliing. It s quite sore today and I can t put as much weight on it as I did before because it hurts. Would I have retorn anything or have I just shocked the area I had surgery?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing in,

Strict immobilisation for 6 weeks is important after ankle ligament surgery.

First thing you have to do is
1. Keep Ice pack over the soar area,
2. Elevate the limb over 2 pillows,
3. Apply a crepe bandage to decrease the swelling,
4. Do not bear weight in the affected limb,
if the pain/ swelling doesnt decreases within a week, then you might have retorn the ligament.
In that case, you need to check with your doctor again and get re-examined.

Hope i have answered your query. Feel free to ask any doubts.

Get well soon.
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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