Arnica cream

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Hi has anyone who has had ankle surgery used arnica cream and is it any good

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    I would be interested to know this as well. I am 3 weeks post op and still in a lot of pain, burning type pain.  Still taking opioids for it and hope that there is something out here that can help me so I don’t have to rely on them so much,  
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      I had my surgery in January just gone back to work I'm walking without any crutches still get pains some days are worse then others I'm a bit late starting pt as they were busy, I got told the cream is good for swelling

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      So glad that you are back to work and seem to be healing well. I have heard good things about the arnic cream in regards to burning type pain, inflammation and even itching. I guess it is worth a chance to try it.  Like you, i was wanting to hear from others how it works. I should be starting PT in about 3 weeks. Not looking forward to it.
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    Hi, yes I swear by arnica cream and tablets. I’ve been using neals yard arnica salve and massaging foot while applying. 

    Usually morning and night. 

    Then I have tried comfrey oil for massaging foot after exercises.

    And before icing and elevating!! 

    Plus I have been using a calendula and zinc cream for the scars / wounds and some thin skin on top of foot from the cast rubbing.  

    So a mixture ! But my Physio (2nd session) said she very impressed with how my ankle is progressing since she last saw me. 

    I’m really loving the icing and compression from the air cast cryo ankle ... best £90 I have ever spent. Bought from amazon. It brings swelling down and numbs foot brilliantly! 

    Hope this is of some help. 

    Speedy recovery 

    Sue 

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    Glad that you have had some success with it. My husband just picked some up for me this evening. So I will see. My foot is still mostly numb on the bottom and the toes so it is hard to get it moving and massage at this point is very painful.   I have a horribly heavy black aircast that I am supposed to wear  all the time.  I think it makes it worse when I wear it!
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