Folks, reaching out there in the hope someone else has gone through this and found a way to deal with it.
I'm a little over three weeks post OP and having real problems with my ankle throbbing.
Its particualy bad in the evening as I try and lay in bed.
I have three incisions, the two from the Arthroscopy and one 7cm (2.75 inches) where a bone fragment was removed.
I'm going to make an unscheduled appointment with my surgeon as I've already had my initital post op consult where I've gone from the really heavy post op bandage to just using a tublar bandage.
I find at night I can make do if I take the heavy pain killers, but I really would like to wean off them.
I suffer from severe sleep apneau and the heavy pain killers make dealing with CPAP all that bit harder. Not to mention that it really knocks you around.
I find during the day I have other things around me to keep my mind busy but at night the pain consumes me.
I'm taking regular pain killers, I'm keeping my foot elevated as much as I can and I'm icing every few hours.
I'm also doing my Physio (Physcial Therapist) prescribed exercises.
When I mentioned this throbbing to my Doctor today he said it was possible that I could have this for up to six months post surgery.
Surely this isn't the case?
I'm off work still and this is holding me back. I'm remaining largley positive, but this pain is one thing that I'm struggling to push past.
Hope someone is able to help, go easy this is my first post