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Broken Fibula


I recently got my cast off after 5 weeks, the doctor gave me an air cast to wear. I asked him about physical therapy, he said he would let me know when I come back in 3 weeks. My main concern is should I be going to physical therapy as soon as possible or just wait like the doc told me?

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  1. I fractured my fibula near the knee on January 1st. I saw my doctor for the second time at 3 weeks after the injury and she told me I could start physical therapy at any time. I’m not comfortable starting physical therapy on a fracture before six weeks, and I’m not sure how comfortable I would be with it before 8 weeks. My doctor also twists my leg until it hurts at the fracture site. I don’t see the necessity of this.Your comments