Can you buy cold packs for ankles?

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If so where from?

It would be great to have something that wraps around your ankle that could be put in the freezer. Does such a thing exist or will I have to invent one?

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    I use the jell packs that u can re-freeze they are around 4-5 inches wide and close to a foot long put them on ankle and wrap with ace bandage. Hope this helps
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      Thank you Elwood. I hope you go on ok with your ankle transplant. Be prepared for a long long recuperating time. Ankles seem to be one of the worst injuries & require much patience.
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      Fingers crossed. My husband broke his hand at work sacked him within 3 months. I'm recovering from broken leg from 9 months ago. Him the hand 8 months ago. Both non unions. Both surgery. Me with bone graft. Gotta stick up for ourselves. No one seems to give a s"*+*. This site great for support.

      ©{°^°}©

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      Look on this site under Ankle replacement discussions to judge how it affected others & possible timescale. Although we do all vary on recovery. Good luck & hope all goes well for you. 😁
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      Thank you!! I have gone to many sites on the results of TAR surgery. If kinda funny you read some really good results then u read horror stories. I'm staying positive about it. Not looking for a miracle would just like to be out of pain cause around all the Drs say is take ibuprofen they don't seem to understand. Wish they could walk on it for a day. Lol. Thanks again
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      Yes please stay positive. I have done really well myself & so lucky it is working when it's supposed to according to the weeks since op. Yes I can't yet walk unaided (walker) BUT I am so GRATEFUL that I can walk on my bad leg/foot. Yes it swells, yes it aches but so what I can WALK!

      Thank the lord I can walk. 😁 🌹 🌻

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      Thanks so much for your response good to hear positive results. What make of replacement did you get. I think the dr I am seeing uses the INBONE system
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      After nearly 9 months post fibula snap, ankle dislocation, massive bruising, then 4.5 months post bone graft, plates and 6 screws, I don't even notice my broken leg apart from when I let it get cold, even cool.

      Its the damned bakers cyst on the other leg that I can't straighten and is damned uncomfortable that gets me. My broken gave out on me last week cause I don't notice the pathetic withered looking weak thing.

      Lucky I can't feel it? Not sure. Nuisance other leg is stopping process. Yes I can walk with walker. Broken leg way more active tho. Gotta drag other one.

      @(-+-)@

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    Ali, I live in US.  I got one from Wal greens.  It's a multi-purpose hot and cold neo prene wrap w/gel pack.  It has a gel pack that inserts in to a pocket of a long soft, yet sturdy, sleeve like wrap with a v elcro closure.  You wrap around ankle as tightly as you want and it stays there.  You can ice gel pack or even heat in microwave (havn't tried for heat yet).  No falling off. Best part is you can walk with it on, even when in shoes.  It's the bomb.  I even use it when I have to go for a quick trip to store, stays securly on even when I drive.  Don't know where you live but highly recommend if you can find it. 
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      Guess I can reply to self, LOL!!  The one I mentioned is on amaz on as A CE Compress Multi Purpose Wrap, Cold/Hot. It's blue.  Does not cover the heel as the one Gill pictured which may be better dependig on your need & type of surgery.  I like mine one as I mentioned because I can use when I'm in shoe (vs boot) and out of house.  I just got in a shoe and am PWB.  Easy to roll up and store in my belly bag if need to take off when out, on one crutch when out and about.  Other one looks great too, especially if NWB and need more compression as the one I have in light on compression, main purpose to ice.  Good luck.      
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      Hi Angela I'm in the UK, but broke my ankle in Florida, Micky M was chasing me out of the Magic Kingdom at the end of the night when I fell over & broke my ankle.

      Whilst over there we used Walgreen's quite a lot even my walker was bought there! If I'd have realized I'd have looked for ice pack there but was in a cast so didn't need one.

      Have just been on Amazon & ordered 2 ankle cold compresses one to wear & walk & one to elevate & wear. So hopefully they will do the trick. 🌼

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      Aha, good ole Mickey Mouse at it again!  I live in Florida but down South in Boca Raton, about 3 hours from Disney / Magic Kingdom.

      You did good on ordering both. I think they will make things much easier for you in more ways than one!! 

      Best of luck in your recovery. 

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