Former Ankles Hurt Again?
Hello dokI want to ask about the pain I feel. Early in 2017, I had an accident. Collision with a car. After the X-ray, my tibia and fibula were broken. My inner ankle also cracked. Tibia And my fibula was attached to a pen, each of which was fitted with 6 bolts. My ankles are also installed 1 bolt and k wire. For now, I use a stick for long trips because if my legs are tired, I slip easily. In about 3 days, I often felt sudden pain in my ankles. It hurts like traction. For about 2 minutes, the taste still stings. For some pain relief, I bandage my feet. Despite being in Bandages, it still hurts even though it is not as often as without Bandages. Please help with the explanation. Thanks before.
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First of all, I want to confirm first, what do you mean by now (almost 3 years after surgery) you are still walking with a cane?
In general, broken bones will heal within 6-12 weeks (depending on the location of the fracture, the type of fracture, and the therapy carried out). Pain after a fracture can indeed persist for several months after the bone heals, but it will gradually go away by itself if rehabilitation and physiotherapy are done well after a fracture surgery. If you still often feel pain, even your leg function has not returned to normal after almost 3 years after surgery, you should immediately take control back to your orthopedic doctor. Chronic pain (up to years after bones heal) can occur due to many possibilities, including the occurrence of nerve damage when a fracture occurs, the emergence of scar tissue that presses on nerves, poor bone healing, the emergence of other complications after a fracture (for example if there is a shortening of the bones can occur postural disorders of the body, joint stiffness after immobilization, arthritis or inflammation of the joints, etc.).
The cause of your pain must be sought and your walking ability must also be re-evaluated because generally you no longer need to use a cane to walk after a few months after surgery (generally after 6 months you are expected to be able to walk normally again). Conduct an examination to the orthopedic doctor again, if it is not recommended to do rehabilitation and physiotherapy by your orthopedic doctor, you can also ask for a referral to a medical rehabilitation doctor for further therapy.
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