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I have swelling of the whole foot, toes and ankle.

By Anonymous November 26, 2017 - 7:12am
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I am ten week post op of a right ankle fusion. A week and a hAlf ago, per my doctor I started wht bearing slowly. I then start PT twice a week it' s been two weeks of OR now. Things went pretty smoothly
Exercises along with slowly walking. At home I was slowly walking with a cane.i have no boot, brace, nothing on the foot. Three days ago after walking my foot became quite swollen with just minimal discomfort. Very purplish in color. I elevate, ice and stay off the foot. I elevate on three pill is at night and wake to my foot looking beautiful, just like the other with no swelling. Though I noticed now when my foot is dependant it swells right up and starts to turn purple. Why is all this happening, what do i do??

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Healing can take time and it can be different for each person. Speak with your doctor about this at your next appointment. Or if you are concerned, call the office and ask the doctor to call you. Below is a link to our active ankle fusion community. You can read through posts to see how others have coped, find tips, or post to the community for members advice.



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