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Comment : Broken Fibula Recovery
Posted by Ben S on Thu 3:43pm 9 March 2017


Hi Jane,

I broke my fibula above my ankle almost two months ago. The past two weeks I have been given the green light to bear weight on my leg. I used the boot for a few days, but the bone felt good so I started walking with just an ankle brace. The ankle has been stiff and I can definitely feel the effects of not using in for a month plus-- have been walking with quite a limp. The past two days though I have seemed to turn a corner and have been walking much better. The thing that was key for me in my recovery was beginning to move my ankle about three weeks into the break via trying to spell the alphabet and just loosen it up. I believe this has greatly improved my recovery because by the time I began bearing weight two weeks ago I had most range of motion back in the ankle. I am a young, busy, adult and was very down about the break after it happened-- but just try to see the positives and improve 1% every day and sooner than you know you will be hobbling around again. Best of luck in the recovery!

Ben

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