MelSpring 4:01pm Jun 7 2012
I have been FWB without the boot since Sunday. When I limp meaning don't do heal to toe steps it doesn't hurt. When I take a proper heal to toe step it hurts after about 10 steps. So I'm trying to slowing increase the number of heal to toe steps I take each day.
My question is my ankle is huge. Should I be concerned about the swelling or just the pain. I was did not elevate my leg at all yesterday and it is now about the size of a softball. Last night was the 1st night that the swelling didn't do down overnight.
I didn't break my ankle but I do have plates on both sides right before the joint. I just need to know when to be concerned and when I not worry about it.
1/19/12 Spiral Fracture Tib Comminuted 3 places, fib 2 places
1/28/12 1 plate 2s and 6p fixed fib at the ankle and external fixator
2/17/12 removed external fixator and 1 plate and 8p fixed ti
4/16/12 Back to work PWB
6/1/12 FWB No Boot