I had ankle reconstruction surgery and a bunion removed and screw put it on 8-14-2018.

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I had ankle reconstruction surgery and a bunion removed and screw put it on 8-14-2018.  I was told to start to try to walk now, but when I put my foot on the floor, it turns beet red and starts to swell within minutes.  Which makes it difficult to try and walk with a boot and crutches. I have done everything the Physical Therapist has told me to do. I posted this a couple of hours ago, and received no response.  I could use some helpful advice if possible.

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    Hi 

    I wont be much help but be i interested in people’s experience as well

    I have had the same as you start of september and wont be allowed to walk till end of this month and believe mine will do the same. My foot swells bad enough not walking on it.

    Hope someone can help you in giving you some advice .

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    Hey debra1977. Wow !!!! I would think the Doc know what he's talking about!!!! But I would think it's to early!! If he told you. I guess do what he say!!! But when you start putting weight on it do it slowly. And it swell up. Put some ice on it. 30 mins and get some Biofreeze you get that at your Pharmacy no prescription it works that's what I got. To avoid the pain medication. I broke my ankle in two different places and with two plates and 18 screws. Yeah I'm messing up pretty bad. I've been 4 months now and I'm starting to put my weight on it right now but it still swells up on mine!!! Just take it easy your body should know if you're overdoing it I hope this answer some of your questions. Take some calcium pills that will help strengthen the bone also. And I Google physical therapy at home and there's exercise you can do pretty easy if you don't feel comfortable with a Dr Direction good luck to you I hope I helped!!!😁😀

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    Don't be so hard on yourself!!! The red and purple color will go away. I had my fourth surgery at the end of April and it finally stopped. Your still recovering and you just have to be patient. Good luck

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