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broken still yet no boot and released with bone stimulator ?

I broke by L ankle turning it running in September. Two weeks later went to a sports medicine ortho and I was in boot for two weeks, then brace with 6 weeks PT and released without a final xray showing healing.

In March this year, I felt a crunch, crunch , crunch in my left foot/ankle while just standing. It did not hurt, bruise or really swell. Two weeks later felt pain while running and realized it felt just like when I broke it. Went to podiatrist and both ankles of L foot had avulsion fractures. One partially healed and one not. Also avulsion fracture of 5th met, that was partially healed. Put in boot and Dr. ordered bone stimulator.

4 weeks in my foot hurt really bad. Asked for crutches and put on them for two weeks. Made appointment two weeks later appointment and night before appointment finally got bone stimulator. Went to appointment and was told one break healed other two not. Told to use bone stimulator and released to do whatever I wanted and to let pain be my guide. No need for boot or to return unless I had problems. I specifically asked about gym and running and told no restrictions.

Are bone stimulators really all that great at least 6 weeks or more after the break there is no need for follow up? Why no final xray to see it healed? Why not boot etc. if it is still not healed? Or is it just the way the Dr. handles the ... It may not work but we have to go through the process for insurance purposes and since I only have 12 PT sessions a year it is better to save them in case it doesn't work.

This makes no sense to me or anyone else I know.

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In my experience bone stimulator do help, but not a great amount.
It is hard to be more specific with more detail, but based on what you have said, I think a PT referral with the aim to getting a progressive loading program would be indicated and important.

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