Brief Medical History Overview
Do I require physio after broken leg?
I broke my fibula just above the right ankle on the 9th of April about 6 weeks ago.
It was a fairly clean break, after some uncertainty about surgery the doctor decided it was not necessary. After 5 weeks the cast was removed and I was told to spend the 1st week on 2 crutches and the 2nd on 1 and then walk unaided.
This is all great as the healing has gone as well as can be expected.
However, no physio has been offered and I was told that on my follow up appointment in 3 weeks if I am struggling then it will be considered.
Also the following day after the cast was removed I was able to walk without crutches. Admitedly I am mostly limping and the leg is swollen but the pain is manageable.
What I want to know is do you think I require physio?
Should I be walking on it if I feel able to?
Any help would be appreciated
PS. I am 35 years old and fit and active