... I can as recommended by my doctor up to a half a mile daily. The surgery required a plate, some wire and screws. My x-rays appear to be okay and the bones are properly repaired and healed for full weight bearing at this time. I tried support hose but that just seems to make it worse.. Elevating the leg doesn't help either. Each morning when I get out of bed my foot turns bright red as soon as I step on it for a half hour and there is much pain and throbbing. I also have a tingling in the 3 small toes of the same foot. Can there be another medical reason? I am a 65 year old man, borderline for type 2 diabetes
When my bro was 15 (he's now 60) he had his ankle broken badly and plates and screws were holding it together. He suffered that swelling and redness for 18 months. Healing doesn't happen fast after something so traumatic, even in a kid. He was told to alternate between hot water and ice on his ankle and foot and that helped him. Being older its going to be a while before everything is healed and back to normal.
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