Swelling while in boot

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I'm 7.5 weeks post-op for talonavicular joint fusion. The x-rays looked great at 6 weeks so I'm in a walking boot using crutches. I had to go to the funeral of a family member this week and that required a lot of driving, walking, and standing. Last night and tonight my foot is extremely swollen and my leg is swollen up to my knee. Is that just from over-use? Have any of you had to use compression hose? Any other suggestions?

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    Yes I had to use compression sicky. My foot still swells. I had my surgery Oct 18 2016. I was told swelling is not unusual
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      Thanks for answering. I guess I was prepared for the foot to swell, but not the leg. Maybe I'll try compression hose or socks.

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    Keep your feet up and ice. Also take meds for swelling add foot and muscle creams do not get on any open sores. It helped a lot and keep you foot up when swelling occurs. In a few weeks it will all resolve itself as long as you follow the doc recommendations.

     

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      I hadn't thought about open sores. I don't usually have any on my feel, but I'll watch for them anyway. I can put my feet up at night, but not during the day.Thanks for your advice.

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    Sorry to hear that you have lost a family member. I had swelling in the early stages of my recovery and asked for a compression hose and it wa a great help in controlling the swelling.

    Cheers Richard

    PS this was when I was recovering from my ankle replacement surgery.

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