My pain was constant at about a 6 out of 10. I, also, could bend my ankle in almost a complete U shape. Due to the pain, I couldn't do my hobbies of Tae-Kwon-Do and horseback riding. I, also, had some trouble walking and going up and down the stairs. Now, I feel great! After the surgery and recovering I can now horseback ride again and have no pain. Also, everyone in the office was great. Thanks you Family Foot & Ankle Specialists and everyone in the office!! Dr. Waters was the only doctor willing to help me with my ankle. Sarah McDonnell