Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ankle Update...Not Too Sure About This...

Well, I got a call back from the medical assistant who informed me that the xrays showed things were normal. Meaning there was a fracture, but not anymore. The doctor says I don't need to use the splint anymore. Yea, right? So why is my ankle bruised and still swollen? She says (mind you no one has looked at it, other than me and my family-the doctor didn't even see it out of the cast on Monday) I messed up some tendons and it will eventually (no time frame) go away. Really? Okay, since I've never broken a bone before and they say it's okay, I gather up the courage to put weight on the ankle. Standing...not too bad, whew. Walking? Not so much! I hear a couple of pops like when you crack your knuckles. Hurts and I honestly cannot put my full weight on the foot. I tried with a crutch on that side, that works better, but it still feels strange.

Of course, I haven't put weight on it for a month, so some discomfort is to be expected, right? But pain and not being able to put my full weight on it doesn't sound quite right. My hubby is actually very surprised they said I could walk on it. He thinks it is too soon. He broke the same bone years ago and remembers being in a cast for 6 weeks. It's only been 4 for me.

I'm thinking I should probably go in and have someone actually LOOK at it, and then see what they say, right? Or am I being a Nervous Nelly? I'm so not sure. I just know I want it to heal correctly so I don't have future problems.


Carol said...

I have never broken a bone, so no expert here. But by the look of the photos below, it doesn't look healed to me.
I hope you have luck finding someone who will look at it for you.

Vicki Sullivan said...

I would definately have someone look at it - I tore tendons in my ankle once and was in a cast for 6 weeks and then when they took it off, had to be in a cast for another 2 weeks - and I didn't have broken bones - just the torn tendons. It takes a while to heal. Good luck

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...


I just fired off a big old email to ya.

Get a second opinion (a good orthopedic dr)and make sure those tendons/ligaments get taken care of. Soft tissue damage is harder to heal than a broken bone.

Hugs to you!

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

When I sprained my ankle (a sprain, not a break, mind you) I had the same popping and terrible pain. I would definitely go back and see the DR., but it might just be that you need to work it out a little bit. I just wiggled my foot up and down so it didn't get too stiff and took lots of pain meds. (Remember, I was in Cancun, so no DR. Just a very smart hubby.)

Liane said...

Hugs to you. I did a bad break 5 years ago, and it still hurts. Actually three broken bones in my ankle area (yea, ouch). It has never felt the same.... and I still have a lot of hardware in it. So, my free advice is do what your heart tells you to do, and take care of it!

Anke said...

I would say go have somebody look at it, even if it's just to put your mind at ease. When you don't know, you don't know what you should and should not do either, so go for it. I hope you'll be better soon

stampmonkey said...

I'd have said definitely go see a doctor, but I notice your next post says you already did. lol Looks like I'm out of the loop by not checking your blog daily. ;( I'm off to go read that post a bit more closely. ;)