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Swollen Ankle After Cast Off for Broken Foot - Normal? Long

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MissWooWoo Sat 26-Jan-13 18:34:32

actually now I think about it I did walk for 20 mins after I'd been to the gym so maybe that tipped me over the edge

MissWooWoo Sat 26-Jan-13 18:32:34

overdone it at the gym eh? that'll be a first!

I guess I'll have to strip it back even further. and er cutback on the biscuits grin

CMOTDibbler Sat 26-Jan-13 18:18:41

You've overdone it, and then drunk so you didn't notice any pain telling you to get your foot up. Take it very easy, little bit more every day, and don't be impatient.

MissWooWoo Sat 26-Jan-13 18:11:16

Broke my 5th metatarsal 12 weeks ago, was in hard cast for 6 weeks and then an aircast boot for another 6 weeks, during which time I saw a physio once a week to help strengthen to my leg/foot and to work on the ankle which was of course incredibly stiff. I was given the all clear from the dr last week who said that the bone was "sufficiently healed" although not 100%, he said I could get back to exercising but to take it slowly. I have no pain at the site of the injury. The physio has given me some new exercises now that I've got the all clear, heal raises etc and a gym program to help get the strength back. I did some heal raises a couple of nights ago and attempted to do some just on the injured foot - could barely lift my heel off the ground but it's a start right? within minutes my ankle had swelled a little but by the morning was fine. I went to the gym, did 10 mins on the recumbent bike, 5 mins walking on the treadmill at 2.5mph hmm so hardly pushing it and then 5 mins row. I used a few leg machines with no weights if you see what I mean and some stretching. I then went out for a very late lunch and had quite a lot to drink but not enough so that I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't fall or knock my foot and yet this morning my ankle is really swollen! Surely I can't have overdone it doing so little?!? Is this normal - has anyone else had a similar experience? How long can I expect this swelling to go on for and will I ever be able to run again? confused

I have put on over a stone and am desperate to get it off!

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