Ankle swelling

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So I’ve had reconstructive ankle surgery April 24th of this year I got a Walking boot on in may I just got it off this past Monday is it normal for my ankle to be swollen and painful?

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    I would think so.  I broke my ankle and been walking now for 2.5 months and it will still swell and hurt once in awhile.  Do you wear compression socks?  Helps a lot with swelling. 
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      I do have a compression sock but haven’t worn it since Monday I will definitely try it to see if it helps, thank you!
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      I would and see.  I am 4 months ish out and still wear it once in awhile and it reduces the swelling pretty fast. 
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    I snapped my ankle and fibia and tibia may 2017 playing rugby and now mine is still swollen and painful
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    Alexis,

    Yes, it is 'normal' to have edema (swelling) and pain in ankle injury recovery, in the sense that many patients experience it.

    Certainly swelling is a healthy response to an acute injury-- the problem for many ankle patients is the chronic swelling that continues long after a patient is 'recovered' to the point they are walking again.

    There are no doubt many causes of chronic post-injury swelling, but behind it all is some sort of chronic inflammation smoldering in ankle and probably elsewhere in body.

    This forum has many patient suggestions for dealing with swelling and pain (I don't recommend drugs, though), so please avail yourself of them.

    Best wishes

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