TN - I agree with Palady - you need to listen to your body.
Please remember that surgery is very stressful on our body. Our bodies aren't made to have random things cut, sliced, and manhandled however the doctors feel like it. Every surgery has a load of risks and such that come along with it. The main thing that people tend to do after things like surgery - is push themselves too far too fast. Generally the rule is to slowly and easily work yourself back up. If it hurts - don't do it. Being uncomfortable and sore is okay - flat out pain is not. It's one thing my physical therapist kept having to pound into my head. Just because I "could" do it - if it hurts painfully - it doesn't mean I should do it.
I'm not sure what they did to your ankle or why - but no surgery is 100% effective. As I said there are risks that go along with it. BUT everyone out there's body isn't going to conform to the "six week" average either. Some are going to feel great after three, others are going to need 15 weeks. Are you seeing a phsyical therapist? If so what does he/she have to say? What about
your doctor? What have they told you - what are they telling you to be patient about
Please remember that pushing your ankle too far too fast could end up causing injury worse than the one you originally had the surgery for. Also - if you aren't careful you could cause your ankle to produce and over abudance of scar tissue which will also make things painful for you.
Talk to your doctors, and follow their instruction, and also listen to your body. If it hurts - as I said, it's not just uncomfortable, it's actual pain, don't do it.
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