My Ankle Is Not Healing Well
(San Francisco, CA)
I am a 32 year old male, physically not over weight. It's been 1 year since I had a surgery on my broken ankle (Fibula & Tibia broken into 2 parts). I have a plate and 6 screws to fix the fibula and 2 screws to fix the tibia.
I did go to physical therapy for 3 months, but did not follow up after that. Currently I do a lot of walking - 90 min walking/day. I can feel the pain at every step. It’s mostly (95%) bearable but sometimes the pain is bad (have to slow down considerably).
Is it normal for an ankle injury to persist over a year?
What do I do at this stage to improve my condition?
Do I need to go back to Physical therapy?
Do I need get the hardware out of my leg?
Thanks for your time.