Hello everyone but particularly Gina who is possibly the one to ask on this........
I had an operation on 12th September which was a triple fusion to my left ankle and was in plaster and non-weight bearing for the following 12 weeks. I was then fitted with a support boot and instructed that I could commence partial weight bearing on that foot and given some exercises to do.
It has been nearly 4 weeks since my last consultation and I am due to return on 10th January but I'm concerned about my lack of progress.
My foot is still very swollen and although that is to be expected, it is the increase in pain levels that concerns me. I seem to have particular pain in the top of the foot right on the ankle joint and just under the bone on either side of the foot.
Is this just because I am using it more or should I be worried? The pain at night is bad enough to keep me awake and varies from the electric shock type of nerve pain to the dull ache pain of bone and sharp pain of tendonitis.
Unfortunately I have a weak right knee so that leg has not been a great deal of use in supporting the left leg and I'm a bit worried that I may have over-used it and caused damage.
Any advice would be gratefully received.