I broke my Fibula (sprial fracture) above the ankle on Feb 8/09 - I fell on an icy sidewalk. The break didn't require surgery and I was in a plaster cast from the knee to toes for the first 4 weeks followed by an air cast at the start of week 5. This is now week 6 and I have started to put weight on the foot and have been surprised at the lack of pain I feel where the break was. I do however feel sharp pains in the ankle on the opposite side of where the break is. My orthopaedic surgeon has never mentioned any issues or concerns with this ankle so I was surprised to feel the pain upon weightbearing. Both ankles are still swollen and I am badly bruised on the leg where the break happened; most of my foot is also swollen but has little bruising now.
Could the ankle pain and foot swelling be a result of an ankle sprain that also occured with the break?
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