| | Pain from PWB
Im hoping someone can help. I started pwb in my boot 7 weeks post op (all-American flat foot reconstruction, Achilles tendon lengthening and bunionectomy (Lapidus procedure). Before surgery one of the places I had pain was on the outside of my ankle/foot, just slightly above & forward of the bone that sticks out a little (the one that hurts so badly if you hit it!)
The weight bearing was going fine, started at 50 pounds for 2 days, up to 75 for 2 days then up to 100. That's when the pain started again in that spot. When I stretch in the morning that spot would hurt. When I wiggled my pinky toe out to the outside that spot would hurt and when I put weight on my foot walking it would hurt, but I think usually only if I'd been resting my boot on the floor for a while, like if I was sitting at my desk without it up. Twice at the 125 pound weight level I got shooting pain down the top of my foot briefly from that spot that hurts.
I called my doctors office and his assistant told me to back off the weight bearing and call back in 2 days to see if I needed to go in. I backed off to the point of almost no weight, and it's better, though if I rest my foot on the ground for too long, even sitting, I get some pain again. I called my doc yesterday and left a message but didn't get a call back.
I'm worried because its in a spot I had pre-surgery pain, but it's also right above one of my incisions and appears to be in the area where they put in a screw. I'm hoping it's either just irritation from the screw or maybe from scar tissue. Has anyone else experienced this or do you have any thoughts? I was supposed to be feb as of Rhursday or yesterday but I'm probably back to around 50 or maybe 75 simply out of fear.