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Hi

I had a fracture on my right ankle on 6 June & had my operation on 15 June as Doctor said he has to wait because that foot is swollen(got a water bubble)

Iwas with cast, cruthes, Moon Boots until 2 Sep & back to my normal day today work.
When I am walking I'm still limping.
Is it because I have to stand at one place for 1 hour or so without sitting down
when I'm at work?
I can feel my foot is gettining swollen if I'm stsnding for s long time in one plsce
I can walk , climb steps but still I'm aviding to do heavy duties only light work.
Could you please give me an;;y medical ideas to heal fast ;& back to normal walking?

Thanks
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replied January 14th, 2010
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Do what you are doing...Go at your own pace...Swelling will happen for some time...It is a rough injury...I think you are doing wonderful...Take care...

Caroline

Be sure and elevate it when you swell...This does help...
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replied November 16th, 2010
It is now 4 months after my ankle surgery. My ankle still swells every day, mostly at the end of the day. I am also still limping. I would like to hear from others who have had the same surgery and how long it has taken them to fully recover; i.e., no limping, no pain, no swelling.
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replied May 23rd, 2011
Broken ankle
I too had surgery on my ankle 14 weeks ago and am managing to get around but the top of my foot is so swollen that I cannot wear normal shoes only flip flops and still unable to drive. I'm struggling to find anyone who can give me any info about how long this will continue for.
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replied June 8th, 2011
I had the same surgery 11/2 years ago and still feel the hardware and have swelling from the ball of the ankle and up the calf. No one seems to have an answer for me. Sorry.
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replied June 12th, 2011
i am geting sinus infection in my ankle repeatedly after the revision implant removal in my ankle .....i had trimalleolar fracture......past two years i am having edema.......its painful........
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replied June 17th, 2011
had a split tendon in my ankle repaired in december and i still have swelling in my ankle and calf in june is this natural also seems like my one leg is a bit different color than my other?
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replied June 17th, 2011
had a split tendon in my ankle repaired in december and i still have swelling in my ankle and calf in june is this natural also seems like my one leg is a bit different color than my other?
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replied July 7th, 2013
left foot and ankle still swollen two years after surgery
Fell and fractured left ankle in two places - had first surgery July 2011. Went through rehab/physical surgery but ankle remained extremely painful and swollen - routine follow-up, found screws and pins were loose -had revision surgery mid Sept 2011. again went through cast period rehab and physical therapy all in 2011. Now two years later, foot and ankle still swollen and unable to wear regular shoe. Also extreme limp since leg seems to have healed shorter than uninjured leg.
Not able to walk any distance without pain in hip, back and knee of right side. not sure what to do at this point
orthopedic ankle surgeon says will have to do surgery again to correct ankle since bones healed incorrectly. first orthopedic surgeon was not an ankle specialist.

This means another 4-6 months recuperation. I am 70 yr old female so, not sure how successful new surgery will be.
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replied October 18th, 2013
possible reason for swelling
be careful to note the type of swelling youre experiencing: if its hard, or 'non-pitting,' you may have developed lymphedema. You need to learn about the condition asap to reverse the process. I had persistent swelling 8 months after an ankle arthroscopy, and only found out about the condition at the end of this period. Even many doctors don't know about the condition--so be aware of this!
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replied November 6th, 2013
Consult to your surgeon doctor and Follow proper medical instructions.Sometimes swelling is a cause of itching or pain in feet.
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replied July 20th, 2014
Ankle surgery.
I too had ankle surgery in May 2014. 3 Fractures. Had to wait 10days for surgery as I had an infection. Have had plaster on for 8 wks and now in a moon boot. Haven't been given any exercises or really any information at all. Except I can put weight on my moon boot now. I think I did a bit much and now have pains in my calves. I am 69 and have a trip to Europe organised in October. I also have a lot of swelling. Do hope I will be in a position to enjoy my trip. And eventually be able to drive. I have been as patient as possible, but would love to know when I can drive.
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