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old minor crack on the lower part of the fibula bone

i sprained my ankle 7 weeks ago i still limp a little while walking and cant walk in the same ace like before and last week i took out an xray of my ankle and the result is that there is an old minor crack on my lower part of the fibula bone . rest all the bones are fine and there is no displacement of any bones and no bones are broken also . so wat should i do ? shall physio therapy help in heeling now as i dont have any pain and my swelling is also getting little better . pls let me know how long will it take for the crack to heel as i dont feel any pain there and no pain while bearing weight . wat should i do now as m in west africa and i its hard to find efficient doctors over here .
thanx
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Hello!

Fibula fractures take long time to heal and I would suggest you to go for a cast or a boot for 12 weeks and then after the healing to start physiotherapy.

Normally it takes 12-16 weeks for fibula fractures to heal completely.

Take care!
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hello
right now i m wearing a sports shoes while goin out every time. and i m not walking or standing so much and not giving pressure on my injured ankle . before when i use to exert my self so much my foot use to get swollen but now after wearing the sport shoe the swelling is not there !
is my minor crack serious?? i m not feeling any pain on my feet now.
ls tell me some simple exercises also to relax my leg !
thanx
  
Avatar universal
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello!

Fibula is supported by the stronger tibia bone. So, there are no big issues with minor fracture and doubts for future complications.

I am in the view that your fibula fracture was not diagnosed for some weeks and you were walking and doing weigh bearing till the time it got diagnosed on the present day.

Rest to the fractured bone will aid in faster healing. Discuss with an orthopedician and till then wear a boot or bandage to check excessive movements.

I am in this view and it is difficult to comment till you are examined and your scan is checked and correlated.

Take care!
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