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That ROM in the first six weeks is at worries me because I just passed the five-week mark and haven’t done anything except rotate my ankle, lift my leg in the air and squeeze my muscles. Trying not to think about what’s going on inside, but…

Michelle, if you’ve got a TPF and full leg cast, I’d probably stay off that leg. You could be displacing bones and end up delaying your recovery. That said, I’ve been given to moments of weakness where I’ve deliberately put my foot down lightly, but I’m always worried that I could be messing something up. Generally, a TPF needs NWB for a period of time to let the bone heal because it’s such an important load-bearing joint in the body.