/ Padding for broken ankle
Anyone got experience with this or hints on how to solve this?
Are the screw permanent? I had a plate taken out of my collar bone because it was incompatible with rucksac straps - it was wearing my skin away from the inside out. Two screws remain, but rucksac friendly.
There's not a lot you can do other than attempt to avoid pressure on it
I'm just afraid to lose the entire upcoming winter season...
That's a positive. In my experience you need to work out some means of reducing the pressure on that point, or prevent the skin moving over the screws/plate. Tape, perhaps?
My ankle is more or less fine now and I've been hiking in the mountains and done a few ferrata, but wearing low-cut shoes. Tried my hiking boots the other day and managed a reasonable walk, but it's really uncomfortable over the screws after a while, and I haven't tried ski boots yet.
Would appreciate any ideas too. Let me know if you come up with a solution.
yeah, was going to recommend the donut idea too. can even buy such things.
ive evacuated a few people with fractured ankles (and its often the outside ankle that gets smashed) and weve used this, then kept the boot on as part of the splinting (and to protect feet from the cold, obstacles etc).
Chirpodist felt: self adhesive felt padding in 2 thicknesses, available from Boots
I never got round to having my fibula screw removed; I've learned to live with them after more than 20 years
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