The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Fracture Clinic (Adults)

Phase 2: 2 to 4 week

Below you will find important information to follow 2 - 4 weeks post injury.  

Pain relief: Continue to use appropriate painkillers as necessary.

Walker boot: Continue to use the walker boot for walking. You may increase your walking distance as you feel comfortable.

Ice: You can use ice to help with pain and swelling.

Elevation: Continue to elevate the ankle if it looks swollen in comparison to your opposite side. It is normal to have ankle swelling for 3 to 4 months post injury, particularly in response to increasing activity levels.

Exercises: The following videos will help you regain a normal range of movement in your ankle and help you walk without a limp. You may start these exercises when you feel comfortable to do so, discomfort is expected. You should do these exercises regularly - if you experience severe pain you are doing too much.

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You may progress onto phase 3 when you are 4 weeks post injury