Swollen ankle

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I am nearly 8 weeks since full knee replacement. But my ankle has been swollen every day since the op. The swelling is worse, after i have been walking or standing a long time. The later in the day, the worse it seems. 

Has any one else had the same problem. 

The knee is doing ok.

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    I had the same problem for about the first 6 or so weeks.  I asked my PT about it and was told it had to do with not walking heel to toe.  The more you do so the more the swelling goes down.  Something to do with how the fluid is circulated up your leg.  I worked on it and all of my exercises and it is now gone.  I am just over three month post op.  So ask your PT and see if they can help.  Cathy
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    Get that ice therapy machine. You can rent it. I sleep with it and use it when I watch tv. My ankle was ready to explode it was so swollen and went down in 10 days. I am just 12 days out
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    Hey robert68675 I'm 13 weeks post op knee replacement still swollen ankles don't know what to do cranberry with lemon juice that's one option see I had 2 years ago my back fused then I still couldn't walk two hips done one at a time last hip January 2015 then they decided I still couldn't walk October first knee was done last knee was done February 8th 2016
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