New Pain at 16 weeks?????

Things have been going fairly well the last four weeks at PT.  I am walking with a limp but much less than before, and I can extend my knee past my toes while my heel is still flat.  The surgeon told me yesterday that was fairly good progress in terms of flexibility considering I was in a cast for 10 of the last 16 weeks, with an additional 2.5 in the boot.  I have been having deep tissue massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and acupuncture for the last two weeks and the swelling around my ankle has decreased considerably.  However, the last 2 days I have had sharp stabbing pain right in the tendon and starts out while I am carrying the baby. (an extra 28 lbs on the bad foot).  I have an adhesion the full length of my tendon which makes the whole ankle really tight, and I am wondering if the pain is because the scar tissue is loosening up and almost ready to “let go”.  I have read some posts about people having sudden searing pain they at first thought might be a rerup, only to find that afterwards, everything had loosened up and felt better that ever.  So my question is “What the heck is going on?”  P.S.  The surgeon told me to get lost.  It never would have lasted anyway. LOL

3 Responses to “New Pain at 16 weeks?????”

  1. Jenny,
    Glad to hear things are progressing well for you. Sorry can’t answer your question, but I hope it is scar tissue breaking up & feels better for you soon.

  2. I get that pain sometimes when I’m carrying my 30lb daughter. I haven’t thought of acupuncture. How does it help?

  3. hi Hobblit, It is supposed to help with circulation and swelling. I have noticed considerable decrease in swelling aroung my ankle since I started it one week ago, but my PT also started the electrical therapy at the same time so I am not sure if the results are from one or both

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