Ankle Injury

Vonnie - 53889
By Vonnie - 53889 Latest Reply 2009-07-30 04:10:02 -0500
Started 2009-07-29 10:36:46 -0500

My husband broke his ankle in October of last year. His doctor says it has healed and he will be taking the screw out of it in November of this year. He is taking one of the statins (not sure if it is crestor or lipitor). At any rate, he still walks with a limp and has some pain, even though it is supposedly healed. Is there any chance that the statins could be causing the problem? He is 60 years old. Can anyone give some feedback on this?

4 replies

lipsie 2009-07-30 04:10:02 -0500 Report

Yeah I also would think its the ankle but definably have him seen to make sure. Maybe he does need physical therapy. Good luck to both you! Hugs! Sheila

kdroberts 2009-07-29 19:21:17 -0500 Report

A broken ankle is bad news because they never really heal properly, sprains are similar as well, so it's very possible that the pain and limp are due to that. Statins are known to cause muscle issues but they probably wouldn't affect the ankle.

I've sprained both ankles several times over the years and neither are right. 10 years ago I sprained my right one badly and I had pain in it from time to time until I sprained it again last year. I still get pain from time to time in it, more of an ache usually but sometimes sharp. I did find one thing that has actually helped a lot and that's yoga. You would need to talk to a doctor to make sure the ankle is up to it but if your husband does it once a week for a few months then some of the poses really help with the strengthening and flexibility of the ankles. My right one gives me trouble with I do certain poses because it won't rotate comfortably but it has certainly got a lot better. Best thing about yoga is you go at your own pace and (good) teachers will give you easier alternative versions of poses if you have problems. The class I took had a wide variety of people, from 18 year old high school girls who were maybe 100lbs soaking wet and looked like they could run a marathon without breaking a sweat to 80+ year old grandmas trying to stay mobile to 400lb people who were trying to get on the right path. No one complained that they couldn't do it because they all did what they could do. Worth checking out if possible.

apanda 2009-07-29 19:05:42 -0500 Report

I'm thinking if it was so bad that they had to screw or pin it that it was a pretty serious break. I would also think after all of this time healing that they are probably going to send him for physical therapy. A year of recovery is a pretty serious injury. If they don't send him to PT I would ask them if he should go. Inactivity for so long will take some time to get used to having weight on it and range of motion once again.

Ms.B2 2009-07-29 14:59:35 -0500 Report

Hi, I broke my ankle several years ago also. I thought it would be a wonderful family tradition to go to one of these tree farms and cut our own Christmas tree. Needless to say we never even made it to pick up our saw because I slipped on a slick spot where people had been walking after a misty rain. I made it back to the car, drove 45min. to get back to my Mother's, propped it up with ice with no relief, went to the emergency room, well you have figured out the rest of the story by now. That was 24 yesrs ago and my ankle still bothers me at times. By the way that was by far the most expensive tree we ever had and we now have the family tradition of putting together our artificial tree.
Good Luck, maybe someone else has a better response!

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