During this type of procedure, the bone fragments are first repositioned reduced into their normal alignment. All I wear at night is my ace bandage thats under it. I had surgery 3 days later with 5 pins and plate on my fibula fracture and 2 screws on my tibia fracture. It passes the time, and Lord knows the days and nights are long. Your days were spent doing daily functioning tasks that take an hour each, which pretty much fills the entire day. I hope you heal quickly, Christine! I took my pain meds on schedule for the first two days, gradually increasing the time in between doses so that by the fifth day I stopped taking it altogether.
The swelling continues on top of my foot and around ankle but it now is also swelling along but just above my arch. Standing like this will make sure that your spine is properly aligned. I cannot sprint without limping. I can do almost everything I could do before. Oh, and I was a bit too scared to damage my tendons. You are 110% spot on! Today is 3 months and 6 days.
Right after surgery I seemed like a new me without strength and balance! After that trip my leg was swollen, I figured it was from that drive — normal thing that happens to my mum and many others after a long drive. I am 70 years old, is it better to not walk and have swelling stop or keep mobile? Compress your ankle with elastic bandages. However if you have a bandage that needs replacing and need someone to help you with it, I guess you'll just apply it whenever it is convenient. I think you could really benefit from it. The tibia's lower end flares out, forming a hard, bony knob, called the medial malleolus, which you can feel at the inside of your ankle. I wore capris for the first time the other day I'm up in Northern Minnesota, so it's still been pretty cold here and one of my coworkers commented on my scar. I have 2 broken ankles.
Any ideas for healthy eating plans cause I keep shoving food in my face. I only start to limp a little after a long day of walking, but otherwise it's pretty unnoticeable. Sunday I felt pretty good as well, so I didn't use crutches that day. Often, it will be a necessity to use crutches after ankle surgery. I have 2 little toddlers and a husband who though very supportive, works on a shift system, so it is challenging. My goal is to get back to a point where I can run 15 to 20 miles a week and can brew regularly again. But it is too scary as I have a long road to recovery with a plate and 9 screws.
Shooting for full pain free recovery! I am so glad you had that all and have recovered so well. Only the bone on the inside of the ankle, the tibia, is broken. I spent 10 weeks in pot and a further 3 rehabbing. These include avoiding playing sports when you are in pain or are very tired, eating a well-balanced diet in order to maintain a healthy weight and to nourish your muscles, always warming up before exercising and cooling down afterward, building muscle strength, wearing good shoes and other protective equipment as needed, and trying to always run on flat surfaces. And when you are a mom of two kids? Really missing my mom, friends and family, and feeling so isolated and confined to my bed and couch is making matters much worse.
Right now I just have a sterile strip over my most recent incision where the stitches were that will fall off by itself, and I have a big bandaid over that. In the early days I had the same complaint about the swelling not going down even with icing. Best of luck to you! It is, as you say, only a temporary blip of time. Prayers please and any suggestions appreciated. I went and got another opinion, actually I saw my wifes surgeon. You are so wise to do this, Glenn. It may be messy, and surely not how you do it all, but things will somehow get done.
I always stretch 5 minutes before and after. Dr Birks came and I half-jokingly asked him if he slept well. I can't tell you how much of a difference it has made. It is a fact that there are foods that can cause inflammation in your body. As I turned the first corner, it fell to the floor and we didn't bother retrieving it. My ankle is almost as swollen as it was when the injury initially happened. Broken Ankle Pictures Picture 1 — Pic of broken ankle anatomy.
Towards the end of the summer though, I grew accustomed to the gravel roads. One day at a time. Below are some photos don't mind my hairy legs, I can't really shave over the scar yet. My flexibility is still not quite there. Look at the end of this post, and you will see two more posts that may encourage you! Speaking of — riding them resembles the bumper cars at the fair. After it is properly assessed, diagnosed, and treated, you will be able to begin rehabilitating your ankle. Your physical therapist will observe your ability to walk and bear weight on the injured side, and gently examine the area to observe any swelling, deformity, and tenderness.
My foot hurt all the time but obviously the most when I was putting pressure on it. If you put weight on the injured ankle too early, the fracture fragments may move or your surgery may fail and you may have to start over. Hang in there, my new friend! And then, give yourself grace and pray for continued strength and perseverance and guidance in the next stage of your recovery. The swelling causes most of the pain, not the broken bone itself. When I start to walk after sitting a short time, I have to start slowly. I somehow manage, taking deep breaths and meditating on not feeling pain.
If u get this removed you will feel a difference and will be able to perform your rehab exercise. Skip the beer, wine, soda, or coffee. Just standing on one leg, I'm very shaky and can't stay balanced for more than 10-15 seconds. Stability exercises reinforce the maximum allowable degree of movement in the ankle without risking injury. To my surprise I got a single room with an ocean view all to myself! I have a six year old Grand waiting for me so he can teach me the ways of a Jedi, how to use a light saber to save the world. This surgery has been worse than my 2 C-sections with kids. Maybe not 100%, but I'm thankful I can walk and run and do everyday activities.