8 Week Post OP Ankle Still Swollen

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So I am 8 Weeks Post OP I have been weight bearing since 6 Weeks Post OP and now am walking around in a normal shoe using a ankle compression sock. I have noticed my Ankle still swells through out the day and feels a little sore by the time I get home at night in my foots arch. My Doctor has had me on an aggressive timeline since surgery and I think it has helped but really want this thing to stop swelling so much during the day. 

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    I suggest more time with foot above heart, icing and a compression stocking.

    Good luck..Richard

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      Yup I do all that at night and by the morning the swelling has gone away its when im moving around during the day that it swells back up. 
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      Well I'm sorry to say that this is par for the course<G> Have you tried the stockings during the day time?

      Cheers

       Richard

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    Just try and keep your leg higher than your heart for a few hours a day, buy a wedge for your bed, really helps.. I am now 10 months plus post op, weight bearing since 8 weeks after surgery, ankle and leg still swollen, cannot wear compression sock because of swollen leg, but it gets a little better every day. Why has your Doc got an aggresive time line for you ?.
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    My ORIF surgery was in June and my ankle and foot is still not down to it’s normal size. I ice and elevate at lunch and that helps.
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