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    Age: older than 40, Female, Presenting Problem Since: 3.5 weeks, Symptom Behaviour: Mostly getting better until today, Symptoms Worse (24hr Behaviour): At night, I have more trouble getting comfortable and I am in more pain., Aggravating Factors:: Any leg movement makes it hurt more., Easing Factors:: Rest, elevation, pain prescription., Investigations: Lateral malleolus fracture, No Diabetes, No history of High Blood Pressure, No Medications, No Osteoporosis, No Hx of Cancer, No Unexplained Weight Loss, No Bowel/Bladder issues, Other Info: none

    Lateral Malleolus fracture

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    December 11th early a.m., I rolled my left ankle as I was walking to the car. Thinking it was only a severe sprain I elevated, iced, and rested, no compression as pain was bad. I'm used torn meniscus in left knee, broken fingers and toes. Anyway, early afternoon I got to the orthopaedic's office and discovered it was a lateral malleolus fracture. In a fiberglass cast, and went back on December 22nd. X-rays showed normal healing. Casted again.
    Since the 11th, NWB and using a knee scooter to get around my house. Leg elevated unless it is necessary I get up.
    I've been doing better; less pain the past few days. Now, though, my toes are feeling weird, especially the little toe, my calf hurts, and my leg doesn't feel good overall.
    I'm going back this week to the doctor. I have been told I will be in a boot when I am out of a cast for at least four weeks.

    First, is the current pain in my little toe and area, calf, and leg normal?
    Second, if healing continues at this rate, how much longer can I expect to be in a cast?
    Third, is four weeks reasonable to be in a boot or should I expect to be in it for a longer period of time?
    Fourth, will I need physical therapy? If so, how long will that be?

    I am a kindergarten teacher and cannot work while in the cast because of the mobility issues and small children. I don't know what to expect and I appreciate any help you can give me.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Lateral Malleolus fracture

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    Hi everyone i was walking on the road where my ankle twisted on the rock and i lost some balance and saw immediate swelling on my left ankle, i drove a km reached home applied ice and went directly to the ortho who put me on a 6 week non weight bearing cast Which was diagnosed as a latteral malle fracture thru an xray taken
    now my Q is that should i dump the non weight bearing cast for a high ankr boot after 3 weeks or should i continue on this non weight bearing cast, i recently have had a second baby and 6 weeks will crete a lot of turmoil personally to keep it on as one cant do normal activities

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