Swelling up!!

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Hello, I was wondering If anybody on here, are having problems with swelling? I am 14 weeks post op, ORIF surgery. I am doing better with walking with and with out a crutch, and my ROM has definitely improved, but stiffnes prevails, and the swelling is quite bad. Does anyone know when the swelling will get better? Also I noticed I'm walking more correctly in my birkenstocks, it aligns the ankle just right. Thank you 😊

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    I am 12 weeks out from ORIF surgery and my PT has me icing my ankle 2-3 times a day depending on how much walking I am doing. i think the swelling will go down slowly over time but its normal

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    I am not quite as far along as you . Tomorrow I start physical therapy. I am about 9 weeks after surgery. I am doing good with the walking boot and in the help of a walker. Hopefully tomorrow I will learn some new things from physical therapy yes I still have swelling I can't put my foot in a yes I still have swelling I can't put my foot in a regular shoe. I'm hoping to graduate from the boot to ankle brace and be able to wear a shoe and possibly start driving again because I can't drive right now. I wish you luck and I heard other people say that the swelling can last for a while but I really don't know how long. I think it's different for everyone.

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    I meant that I can't put my foot in a shoe yet. sorry I'm speaking this and sometimes it doesn't come out right..

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