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Posted by: Broken ankle | 2003/12/08

Recovering from broken ankle

I've had my plaster removed from my left leg after six weeks. This was as a result of a broken/fractured leg sustained in a football game.

24hrs later and I still can't move my ankle. I know it ridiculous to think that everything will be back to normal after the cast was removed, and that's not what I expected. However, my ankle is still a bit swollen and there's a dark blue area around the inner-ankle bone.

I can put some pressure on it, although not much. If I walk on it, 30-40m is too far. I'm a 36yr old man still fairly actvie and healthy. Not overweight etc.

What suggestions do you have in terms of excercises or stretches that I can do to help my ankle heel faster and allow me to get back on the road without any future problems.

Thank you

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Hi Broken ankle
What did your doctor say? Usually they advise weight bearing allowed, and what you can do.
I would do general movement both activly and passively (moving your foot yourself) and try to get as much movement.
And give your doctor a call
Douglas

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Posted by: broken ankle | 2003/12/09

Thanks Douglas. It was at a Govt Hosp, so no advice given. Hope you can refer me to some specific exercise routines that will help expedite the healing process.
Cheers

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