My Ankle become small after I wear high cut shoes

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Hi All

I had an ankle operation last Feb. I have my fibula fixed by plate and 6 screws. Im on 6 months now after the operation and 4 months after removing my cast. I wasnt able to have therapy and boot for walking spport because my doctor said that its okay not to have that because Im young I just need to walk most of the time.

Now I was able to walk at least 80% of my mobility but everytime I wear high cut shoes like chuck taylor my ankle become small in shoes area an hour after I remove the shoes it become normal.

Is it normal?

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    Do you mean your ankle swells? So it feels tight?
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      No for example may ankle circonference in normal is 6" once I wear highcut shoes my ankle circonference become small for example it becomes for 4" while im wearing shoes once i remove the shoes after an hour it becomes normal to 6".

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      I dont understand what you are saying can you explain a little More..chucks will be out the window for me then..its 5 weeks after surgery my doctor said i won't need therapy because im young also

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    Interesting. I've been too chicken to wear high heel shoes and I'm 6 months out too. Good for you for being brave! I did see my original surgeon last week and I did mention my healed ankle looks bigger than the other, and that I had heard from several people online that  this would always be the case. He said that is true. The subject got changed before I could ask him why. It is only something I would notice,  so I'm not concerned about it, but it is interesting yours gets smaller when in high heels. 

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    Sorry for confusing you all my english is really bad, what I mean is if I wear high top sneakers my ankle is shrink and after i remove my shoes my ankle will back to normal size.
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      That's just like wearing a compression sock I think and it sounds normal. I read in several places online that it is good to get out of high tops and boots at some point though, so your ankle can get strong on it's own, and fire the tendons, ligaments and muscles all back up. It hurts a bit to get it stronger, so don't worry if it hurts a bit to get out of supportive shoes. Given that, everyone know what is best for their own injuries though.

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      see this images thats happen when I wear high top sneakers my ankle shrinks and after a while my it will back to normal.
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