Late reply – but I had a lot of pain and stiffness in my ankle as well shortly after I started WB. My PT had me do a lot of stretching for my Achilles and it did pay off after a bit. She said it was due to your Achilles being so thick – because of that it takes a little while for it to loosen up. I did stretches followed by heel raises which didn’t feel great, but it paid off!
I crashed on a dirt bike on 4/19 – displaced and communited medial TPF and displaced fibular head fracture – ORIF on 4/29 with plate and 6 screws. It’s absolutely a long recovery – my Dr keeps saying we won’t know how well it healed until at least 12 months post-surgery.
It WILL improve – hang in there everyone!