Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004:
Went back to Dr. a few days ago becasue it really started bothering me. The swelling hasn't gone down any andhe did more xrays it is not broke but he said there was a spot that didnt look right could be a small fracture. No cast think goodness just a different splint. I have never used cruches before and can't seem to get it down. It feels like I am going to fall on my face. So I don't go anywhere. I go back for more xrays as soon as the swelling goes down. As the swelling goes down it hurts more and more. IT hurts when something brushes against it especailly the sheets on the bed.
I had what they call an Aircast for my ankle. The trick with crutches is don't have them to far from your body. Sometimes it is easier to use just one crutch. I wonder if you tore a ligament of something. Good luck. I will keep you in my thoughts.
Another tip for the crutches - don't lean on them with your armpits. Really use the strength of your hands and arms - you can really get sore from misuse of crutches.