I fractured my ankle in 2006, and had nine pins and two plates inserted to stabilize the ankle. Periodically I can't feel my foot if I lean on it too much. My orthopedic surgeon advised me to do foot exercises (form letters lower case letters a thru z in cursive with foot once a day). In addition, I take aqua therapy twice a week. Water @ 85 degreesdoes wonders for the entire body. Medicare added physical fitness plans w/ coverage. Depending on the gym service may be free or a small stipend. I found a gym that provides pool, chair exercises, spinning, etc. free of charge.
Hi. I broke my ankle in 3 places on July 19, 2007. I then aquired an ankle and bone infection in Nov. 2007. I then had agressive IV Antibiotic therapy. Then in the summer of 2008 they made a special boot for me to wear. I was still having problem with pain and being to walk without being stiff. So it was decided that I would fuse my ankle using a fixater. In Jan. 2009 we put the fixater on my ankle/leg. Now it is 6 months later and I still have lots of pain - it is hard for me to do things because the fixater is painful and it makes it hard to walk and do anyting.
We will be doing another catscan to see how much it has healed. If it has been only 20% I need to look at my options. One option is have the ankle amputated. So I am looking for someone in a similiar situation that has chosen to amputate - how is the quality of your life now. I need honest answers, so I can look at all my options. Help is there anyone out there? Thanks.