Leg Pain When Walking After Treatment Of Broken Leg Bones?
, I was able to walk after breaking my left leg. But why, when I was walking, it didn’t hurt / ache, but this week when I walked on one side of the foot, it hurt so much, why is that?
Hello Ratu Ratih,
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Post-fracture treatment is very dependent on the actions taken, for example with the installation of casts, surgery, and others. Normally, the bone will grow back well (if it can be ascertained in a good position / continued with other parts) for approximately 3-6 months, and the patient will be asked by a bone specialist / orthopedist to use the foot gradually, from not allowed moved, can be used but not used resting, walking, etc.
Tingling, aching, or pain is a natural thing felt by patients after treatment / surgery for broken bones, because the tissue around the wound (muscles, nerves, blood vessels) is still in the process of adjusting to new conditions. The things you need to pay attention to are if there are abnormal symptoms, such as fever, foot skin discoloration, swelling, or severe pain that cannot be tolerated. In this condition, don't hesitate to consult your orthopedic doctor who is treating you.
The things you can do right now are:
Routinely check your condition with the doctor (and if any, physiotherapist) according to a predetermined schedule
If pain interferes with your activities or rest, you can use anti-pain medication that has a green logo / is sold freely in pharmacies, according to the dosage and usage rules that are indicated on the package
Train other body parts that do not interfere with the healing process, such as moving the toes, hip joints, etc. so as not to stiffen and contractures occur.
Avoid injury. Before you recover completely, avoid physical activity or excessive exercise that is at risk of causing injury.
Thus, hopefully can help.