Re: Tib/Fib fracture

I had a spiral fracture of the tib/fib due to a sking accident.
I had surgery with plates and screws. The plate on the tibia was quite long. I wore a cast for 5 weeks, physical therapy for 6 weeks, now walking with a cane. I was so pleased as I had no pain the first weeks out of the cast, but now I have a tenderness over the medial ankle bone when I walk. Neither my Physical therapist nor my Dr. can tell me why. They just say it was a bad break and I must be patient.
I know I am healing well, but just want to understand why I now have pain, when it was actually better in the earlier stages of healing.

Posted By ann schelve on April 30, 2008 at 15:18:56:

In Reply to: Re: Tib/Fib fracture posted by RZ on January 14, 2008 at 18:42:12:

The Achillotrain has a viscoelastic heel-wedge to raise the heel for relief of Achilles tendon. A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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