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Foreign object in cast?
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Foreign object in cast?

I am just ending my 5th week in a cast after fracturing my ankle.  However, today I have noticed a sharp scratching/stinging sensation at the back of the cast on my heel.  When I move my ankle round inside the cast whatever it is that's scratching me also moves around.  Is it possible that something could have gotten into the cast......like an insect?  I know that probably sounds stupid but it wasn't there this morning!  Many thanks in advance.
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the padding could be wearing down and you are actually feeling the hard cast material.
hopefully you'll be getting the cast changed soon!
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