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Will The Ankle And Foot Heal In Time For Therapy?

Hi i broke my ankle the fib bone it was july 3rd had surgery july 7 had plate and six screws healed up in bout 6wks then went to aircast bout 2 wks started theapy did bout 7 sessions oh forgot to mention after i had the surgery my ankle never bother me it was the top of my foot i kept tellin the dr it felt like the circulation was cutting off especialally in between my big toe stabbing burning shooting pains and it is numb he kept sayin that normal so i was theraping i keep tellin my theapist the top of my foot hurts but kept goin well by the 7th one i couldnt any more they took me up stairs gave me xrays says i have stress fractures on top of foot so stop thearpy the whole time of seein the dr he kept on me to get plates n screws out says they did there pupose well bout 3 wks back i went and got 2nd opinion and hes sayin i have reflux symathetic dystrophy and he order a mri so i went back to orginal dr and he sayed my stress fractures were healed to wear what ever shoe i could tolarate and to start theapy i was so excited so i walk on it for 2 days then i went and got my results for mri and he says i still have fracture im so mad so i put air cast back on again then went back to 1st dr 2 scheluled surgery for removel of hardware so i told him bout other dr he still says fractures are healed i guess he looked at mri and said there is a fracture there but it is ok i just dont no what to well i had hardware removed its been 4 days the pain is horrible but i keep thinkin takin that out i will be able to walk again and the top of my foot will be healed so he takes stitches out in 2 wks then start therapy do you think that dr knows what hes doin sayin my fractures are healed and will my ankle and foot be healed in 2wks to start theapy. Thanks marnie
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
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Hello,

Lower limb fracture takes around 4-8 weeks or more irrespective for any type of fracture. Since you underwent surgery it is possible to have joint stiffness and also the callus formation needs its time for the screws to get properly fitting.

Also, there will be muscle weakness that will change the biomechanics of the ankle movements. You need to go slow and also give some time to your healing. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. It's true that today we have advanced therapy but the physiology of every single individual is variable and the recovery depends upon the same.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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Will The Ankle And Foot Heal In Time For Therapy?

Hello, Lower limb fracture takes around 4-8 weeks or more irrespective for any type of fracture. Since you underwent surgery it is possible to have joint stiffness and also the callus formation needs its time for the screws to get properly fitting. Also, there will be muscle weakness that will change the biomechanics of the ankle movements. You need to go slow and also give some time to your healing. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. It s true that today we have advanced therapy but the physiology of every single individual is variable and the recovery depends upon the same. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist