3 1/2 weeks post op from toe fusion. Any tips for healthy recovery and swelling?

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I had my left great toe  fused two years ago and this past January I just had my right one done.  The last one went great without any problems and this one seems to be a bit of a problem child. More pain and much more swelling. Any tips or  advice on how to reduces swelling and a healthy recovery? I've literally been icing 10-13 times a day for swelling. 

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    Are you keeping your feet up above your hips?  

    Watermelon can help reduce water retention but not likely going to help with this. 

    Good luck.  I hope it improved. 

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      Yes I am, and I really only get up and around to go to the bathroom, get something to eat and bathe. Been icing on a regular basis. I've been eating foods packed with  protein helpful vitamins and fiber. Just frustrating the swelling doesn't seems to  dissipate 

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    I am 10 days post-op, having had fusion on my big toe and Weil osteotomies on my second and third toes. My doctor prescribed Voltaren Retard 75 against swelling and inflammation. I have been taking it since the operation and so far have no swelling.  I am in Belgium and it may well go under a different name elsewhere, but it is made by Novartis so would probably be available wherever you are.  I take it twice a day with food, and have had no side effects. Might be worth a try? 
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    If you can keep it up as that helps a lot 

    For it stops swelling.I have replied to a lot how I went I had bunion done 👍

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