I Am Finally Recovering From a Broken Ankle

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    I Thought I Was Alone

    Last January I booked a long awaited cruise for my husband and I.  10 days before the cruise, I had dinner and immediately felt sick.  I ran to the bathroom and only remember grabbing the wall and then I was out.  I woke up on the floor and tried to pull myself up...
    Meam Meam
    56-60, F
    Sep 24, 2009

    Broken Summer

    I'm a HS teacher and I broke my ankle on 5/21 stepping off the curb, walking to my car, on the last day of school. I did not need surgery, thank God, but we left on vacation to Disney World 2 days later. I had to rent a scooter there and we got to the front of the line. That was...
    wattgirl wattgirl
    41-45, F
    Jul 16, 2013

    Getting Frustrated

    i dislocated and broke my ankle in three places had to 8 screws and steel rod and a plate put in in february. I'm walking with a cane now and still going to physio three times a week i don't think i'll ever walk or beable to do the things i used to it's depressing i missed all...
    crystalstarr1 crystalstarr1
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    Physical Therapy

    i had physical therapy,monday,i have pt 3 days a week mon,wed,and fri,Monday was not a good day,it started off bad since the whole weekend my ankle and foot were so so stiff and i was unable to walk,after therapy friday,so on monday they had me do my new routine,it was hard,but i...
    tlsutton28 tlsutton28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2011

    It has now been 4 months

    since I dislocated and broke my ankle in two places and had orif surgery with one plate and 8 screws. I have been going to physio twice a week since six weeks post-op. I work almost exclusively on my feet so I've been off work this whole time. I have only been able to walk...
    KateMM KateMM
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    God Help Me

    i am sitting with my ankle in our toilet witch is clean but it holds alot of ice cubes .i have 9 screws and a plate in me.My ankle was broke one year ago and I am not  healing very well. Would very  much to get some advice.  Ty
    indigary indigary
    Apr 26, 2012

    Ankle Fracture

    28 feb 2013, I stepped funny on my left foot and it twisted on the second to last step on my staircase and I fell faward, hearing and feeling the snap in my bones I knew something was not right. Specialist at hosp confirmed I had fractured both tibia and fibula in my lower ankle...
    Kerilou Kerilou
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    I Am Such A Clutz

    I broke my left ankle in 3 places just walking down the sidewalk. I tend to trip and fall a lot but this is the first time I have broken a bone. I called an ambulance and was taken to the hospital. The pain was incredible. After a couple of hours and xrays, they told me my...
    Flooder2012 Flooder2012
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

    I broke my right ankle this past June playing

    kickball. My left foot kinda slipped and then my right foot just snapped all the way to the right. It was absolutely horrifying. I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance but they didn't have anyone who could administer pain killers so it was the longest 20 minutes of my life to...
    lawsoncr lawsoncr
    22-25, F
    Aug 23, 2014

    Broken In 7 Places

    I am into this 3 weeks and swelling is begining to somewhat susbside sleeping is getting easier. Just wish I could drive but as it is on right side no can do. Had scary moment by falling down other day. Bored and miss going to the gym. Because of severity of break in seven...
    brokebelowknee brokebelowknee
    46-50, M
    Aug 20, 2013

    Will I Ever Get Better

    While out jogging I hit some ice and broke my ankle in two places as well as the fibula. It has been almost 7 months and I am still far from recovered. My foot is very stiff and the range of motion not back yet. Being quite athletic and active this has almost killed me. I feel...
    Jlschuk Jlschuk
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    Broken Ankle

    Sorry to hear about your injury.  Many have improved their outlook on their injury by telling their story and getting support from others who may have had the same or similar injury.  They may be able to provide optimistic encouragement to help you in your recovery...
    rakpitt rakpitt
    Aug 14, 2009

    I Just Joined and Am Grateful For Such a Sight.

    I broke two bones in my ankle 3 weeks ago.  I was involved in a DHR(dog hit and run).  My niece's dog ran into me full speed it was like getting hit by a freight train.  I had surgery and bolts and plates inserted.  I just moved to an air cast but am not...
    speck79 speck79
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2009

    Just My Luck...........

    Hello everyone my name is Martin Salazar and I'm a police officer in a small town in New Mexico. This is a true story. I know because it happened to me. On August 16th 2012 I got off work and decided to go play raquetball. I was excited because I was about to start my vacation...
    Xavier303 Xavier303
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

    Pickelball Injury

    Four weeks ago today,I fractured my right ankle @ P'ball. I did not need surgery,have been in a Air Cast Boot since the "snap" !!! I go back to Orthopedic Doctor in 2 weeks!! Anyone else have a similar injury,what can I expect from here. Thanks and good luck to all !!
    Sebringlad Sebringlad
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    Fun Vacation Until The Last Day

    Our last night in St. Martin, June 7, 2012, my husband waiting down stairs in the car, I hit the top stair and I flew! Funny, I didn't think I broke anything, it didn't hurt that bad. I watched in horror as my foot was turning blue and double in size. We had no idea where the...
    Maxieee Maxieee
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2012

    Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    This is a post that I'm hoping will help those of you out there who are feeling depressed and worried about your injury. This is coming from someone who has been in a similar position. Granted it was about 3 years ago now, but I broke my right ankle very badly in two places. It...
    bisesibm bisesibm
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2013

    Physical Therapy Update.

    as of today,my pt said i have 3 weeks of therapy.throu im getting better at doing things in therapy.but my walking is still the same,i walk with a bad limp and i stop after taken a step with my bad leg,its so bad,people are always asking me,what happened did you sprank your ankle...
    tlsutton28 tlsutton28
    26-30, F
    Aug 19, 2011

    I Just Need A Little Guidance - Im Recovering From A Broken Ankle

    Hi all, I broke my tib and fib mid february this year, had 2 operations (because theatre didnt set my foot properly the first time!) so i had to have even more metal work. I have a plate and 9 pins on the outerside of my ankle and a pin and wire on the inside. I had my cast took...
    LucyK24 LucyK24
    4 Responses May 3, 2012

    Broke One Ankle And Dislocated The Other

    So on June 19th 2013 I broke my left ankle and dislocated my right. Well I had some dr. Issues and was forced to work and walk till July 8th when I got surgery. I am stuck on the couch or my bad I get up to go to the restroom and that is it. I don't have the freedom to move...
    Cottenjenn Cottenjenn
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2013

    Broken Ankle/Torn Ligaments

    On 2/8/2013 i fell broke my ankle and tore ligaments. Went to hospital and they said just a bad sprain..yeah right...2 weeks and toes were still swollen couldnt move them, went back to ER I had indeed broken ankle and torn ligamants, they scheduled a week later for surgery plate...
    Laur68 Laur68
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    Very Slow Tibia Fracture Recovery

    On the 2nd of October 2011 I tripped at work and did some damage to my left ankle. Two days later I went to my doctor, he said it was just a bad sprain. He gave me light duty at work for a week, then medium duty for two weeks and then back to full duty. Since not all of the pain...
    auggie1971 auggie1971
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    Dislocated N Broken

    i dislocated n broke my l ankle on sept 4 as stepping out of my truck and had 2 surgeries and since this i have been home and helpless! i cant change my babies diapers, cant make me something to eat nor can i take a shower when i want! my family tries to help but its starting to...
    angelatorres8061 angelatorres8061
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013


    since the accident,i have experienced different types of pain,who ever knew there were so many,lately its been the pulse ache pain,especially when its rains like the other night,it felt like a ache pulsating pain in the top of my foot,its been 8 mths since the accident and i just...
    tlsutton28 tlsutton28
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2011

    Well There Goes My Summer

    I was running in a 5K called the "Dirty Dash" where you pretty much run in mud. it was super fun until I was jumping off of a fallen log and broke my right ankle. I have never broken a bone before so it was a new experience. I didn't feel any pain, but my ankle did feel like a...
    Kizmo Kizmo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2013

    The World Seems So Different With An Injury

    My husband got a nasty deep cut on his right arm. He lost profuse blood. It was hell scary. He got over twenty stitches to tie together the torn muscles and blood vessels. He was discharged from the hospital with a huge plaster around his arm. For a good many days, he couldn’t...
    sarahrehan sarahrehan
    31-35, F
    Jun 8, 2013

    Broke My Ankle June 6th

    I broke my ankle in three places as well as dislocated it. I was gardening, and got attacked by a Bee(I was digging into his home) I started to run , my ankle went one way and my body went another. This has been incredibly difficult for me and my family. I've had two surgeries...
    mitzieo mitzieo
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    Memorial Day Break

    On May 29th, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, I went to a friend's house after school. Us and a few other friends were going to go shopping, but we had to wait about a half hour before we could leave. My friend has a zip line in her backyard, which sounded fun because I...
    fieldhockey99 fieldhockey99
    Aug 11, 2010

    Inauguration Day Ankle Break

    I live in Boston, MA. Went to DC with a group for the inauguration (was supposed to be a 2-day trip) and broke my ankle instead. Had 2 surgeries at GWH, in the hospital for 6 days, spent 1 additional night at hotel before my husband drove me back to Boston (dropped the front...
    JanuaryDCFall JanuaryDCFall
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    Pain and Lack of Sleep

    I have just had surgery for a broken ankle...has a metal plate. I am miserable. The pain meds prescribed dont work. Instead they make me aggitated and antsy. I cant get comfortable. I just want someone to talk to and share what relief worked for thwm.
    generalblue generalblue
    9 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    Is This All Normal?

     I am 57 and fell off the back deck steps and broke my right ankle in 3 places.  OUCH!  This all happened 10/21 and I am slowly recovering.  Thank goodness I have always been in great health and the doctor says I am healing very fast.  I was placed in a...
    scooter3 scooter3
    56-60, F
    Nov 30, 2009


    So my name is Holly and I broke my ankle in 3 places and also the little bone in the back of my leg. Had surgery on may 14th 2013. Screws plate and tightrope put in. Got my cast on the 28th. Then this Tuesday I had my cast removed and due to a heat rash I was put into a boot. I...
    rhollym rhollym
    1 Response Jun 23, 2013

    Is This All Normal?

     I am 57 and fell off the back deck steps and broke my right ankle in 3 places.  OUCH!  This all happened 10/21 and I am slowly recovering.  Thank goodness I have always been in great health and the doctor says I am healing very fast.  I was placed in a...
    scooter3 scooter3
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2009

    Broken Ankle Fibia

    I have always seen persons with a cast on their foot or they might be using crutches.  I have never imagine that I would one day be in that position.  On August 30, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. I slipped and fell.  I knew something was wrong with my right ankle...
    cheekygirl43 cheekygirl43
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2009

    Broken Ankle - It Stinks

    I broke my several bones in my ankle, plus tore ligments and tendons on 5/18/2013. Plus I broke my wrist on the same side (talk about lucky!!).. Unfortunately I had just started a new job and had no insurance. I had to wait until 6/5/2013 to have ORIF surgery (1 plate and 10...
    51-55, F
    Aug 12, 2013

    I Hate This!

    Early Monday mornng, I fell down some stairs and broke my ankle in 3 places. I am having surgery on Monday. It was Friday but had to be postponed because I accidently took a medication the day of the surgery that I shouldn't have. My job fired me because I was there less than 60...
    kclig kclig
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    I broke my ankle in October of 2013.

    I fell down a flight of stairs. I have two screws on the inside of my ankle and a 5" plate with 8 screws on the outside. I am here to tell you there is life after your ankle breaks. I think the most frustrating thing for me was when they told me I was going to start physical...
    lgomoll lgomoll
    61-65, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2014

    Fractured And Bored

    Broke the trail end of my fibula on 2/9. Just stepped out if my SUV right into a hidden hole. SNAP. The worst sound I've ever heard. Heard it before with a broken wrist years ago. Painful! Drove myself to the ER and left in a splint. Tried to play Superwoman at first but...
    Dolly68 Dolly68
    1 Response Feb 19, 2013

    It's The Squirrel's Fault

    Our dog, Little Bit, wouldn't respond to our calls to come into the house because he had chased a squirrel up our big backyard tree. The dog could only see and hear the squirrel - deaf to our calls. Someone would have to get the dog. Our backyard has a pool with a retaining...
    DKoper DKoper
    Jul 17, 2013

    I Just Broke My Ankle Last Week.

    I am having construction at my home do to the flood of hurricane Irene that has left us out of our home since August 27th. I was walking and tripped over debree and broke my ankle in 2 places. I of course freaked out as I felt the bones rubbing, felt like my foot was hanging on...
    Nicolejast Nicolejast
    Oct 18, 2011

    Very Depressed, How Do I Get Through This?

    I am going on three months with a broken ankle. I am in constant pain and cannot walk yet, even though I am weight bearing. I have been very depressed, nothing seems to make me happy. My back and other leg's hip are killing me. Family thinks I should be dancing by now. I feel...
    lonelyinchitown lonelyinchitown
    5 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    Broke My Ankle Fibula In 3 Places Not Painfull

    I broke my ankle my fibula bone in 3 places on 19th Oct 2012 when I stuck my leg out to stop my dog charging at another dog. My dog floored me & I heard my ankle snap. It wasn't painfull it just went instantly stiff & I couldn't use it. I went to a & e within the hr & it didn't...
    Chalkie10 Chalkie10
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2012
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