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sharp stabbing pain on inner ankle to under arch of foot
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bowsa
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sharp stabbing pain on inner ankle to under arch of foot

i have fractured my fibula in an eversion injury. i have hat a pot on it for nearly 3 weeks but i have just started getting a sharp stabbing pain from behind the ankle bone and down to the arch of my foot i am worried that it could be something serious and just hoped someone could help me out?

ESplichal
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Thank you for your question. I am not clear as to whether or not you are ambulating again or are still being treated for the fibula fracture. If you are ambulating and feeling pain around your ankle and in your arch that would be different than pain felt within a cast or camwalker. Would you be able to give me a little more detail on your history? Thanks.

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bowsa
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i am still in cast and will have it on for 3 weeks more.

ESplichal
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Thank you for the additional information. I would definately follow up with your Doctor and inform him/her about the pain behind the heel. Sometimes hard casts can put excess pressure on the nerves that supply the leg and foot. Prolonged pressure can eventually damage the nerves, which is definately not an issue you want to deal with after your fibular fracture. I like to change hard casts frequently to avoid any areas of unknown pressure or friction. Good luck!

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Dr. Emily Splichal
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