Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Ankle Fracture

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 2 Replies
  • Posted By: spower
  • March 2, 2009
  • 03:45 AM

Hi, I fractured my fibula and have been in an aircast for 5 weeks now. I still have pain in the ankle. It also is still a bit swollen. I also am not able to point my toes. My foot has some pain down the side to my pinky toe which still has numbness. When I try to put weight on my foot it feels like needles across the ball of my foot.
I am due to get x-rays in 5 days from now, but I am worried that the fracture is not healed yet and that there is maybe ligament or nerve damage. If this is so, what will the next treatment be do you think?
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


Reply Flag this Discussion

2 Replies:

  • Hi spower, 5 weeks is still early days some fractures take longer to heal than others, puttin your weight on it is really not a good idea, you would also have tissue damage with a break this also needs time to heal. Ive had 3 different brakes myself & they took ages to heal & even upto a year before the pain really went away, it wasn't pain as AHHHHHHHHH but an ache which would have got a bit worse when I was tired. Its still early days for you & you need to rest it, keep your leg resting up on a stool to help the swelling go down & don't I repeat don't put any weight on it. Give your leg time to heal or it will prolong it. Good luck with your xrays & let us know what they say. Best wishes.........:) Ooooh Glucosmaine Sulphate is good to take for bone & joint pain, its not a pain killer as such but its just good for your bones & has helped ease my pain......google it & see what you think.
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • The numbness or tingling down your little toe suggests some damage to your peroneal nerve.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?