Re: Post-broken ankle swelling

Without knowing the particulars in your situation I am speaking just generally.

Swelling persists long after the cast is off. Compression hose might help. But the simple fact is we expect our injuries to get well in spite of what we do. Gravity is the enemy here. When you sit, elevate higher than your heart, Ice can be helpful. If your doctor felt you were on the mend, then great, but that does not mean that you should expect to be back at 100% immediately. I tell my patients it can take up to twice as long to recover after the cast is off as the length of time you were casted.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 19, 2005 at 11:08:38:

In Reply to: Post-broken ankle swelling posted by Kathy on June 18, 2005 at 14:07:23:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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