Post-broken ankle swelling

I had a cast on for 6 weeks when it was finally removed on May 31st. The Doctor said that it would be sore and swollen (and that it was healed enough that it wouldn't need another cast). He also said I developed osteoporosis in the injured area.

Its been over 2 weeks since the cast removal and my ankle/foot is still swollen. The size of the swollen areas vary throughout the day. Advil seems to help with any pain. I had been using cane to get around, but I've been walking without its assistance for about 5 days now (a sign that it could be getting better).

Should I be concerned about the swelling? I am currently on vacation until the end of July, so I won't be able to visit the doctor. He also didn't mention any need for rehab or medicine, or any followups.

Posted By Kathy on June 18, 2005 at 14:07:23:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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