Re: Foot Pain after broken ankle
I didn't have a broken ankle, but I had a bunionectomy and was in a cast for 6 weeks. When I got the cast off, just like you, the heel really hurt to put pressure on it, which I thought was really weird. Today is the seventh day, and I can finally walk on it without it hurting. To start, I used the crutches and only put partial weight on the foot, took 50 steps or so, iced it for 10 min., then rested for two hours, and did this throughout the day.The next day, 100 steps at a time, then the next day 200 steps at a time, remembering to ice after walking, and do your stretching exercises. I used the crutches for about 5 days because I'm a big chicken and can't stand to have pain at night when I sleep because I've already been through so many sleepless nights. If I felt the foot throbbing or sore at bedtime, I took Tylenol. My method may be slower than other people on these boards, who could ditch the crutches after 2 hours or 2 days. Hope this helps, and good luck to you, you are so close to walking now.