Swollen Ankle after PT

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Hello. Today was my first day of PT. When I got home and took off my boot my ankle was really swollen than when I went in this morning . Is this normal? How long does this last?

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    Yes it’s normal. The swelling will last for a couple of months during the healing process. The ankle will have to gain strength from exercise and walking on it . Everyone healing process is different. I’m six months and I’m walking and running 3 miles 3 times a week with any pain at all ... broke ankle in 3 places, 7 screws, 2 plates... your doing great 👍🏿 keep on pushing yourself in pt ...

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    Hi! What is your ecercise for the first session? I was suppose to go to my PT today but unfortunately did not make it on time. Next sched id on Thursday. But i'm moving my ankle up and down but with very little movement

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      Hello. My first excercise was pressing my foot down then up then side to side far as I could 30 times each. Then I had to balance on one foot and could not do it. I was limited because I'm still oozing on one side. I was so swollen when I got home. I elevated my foot and it did go down.

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    Keep using a towel to pull your foot up and press down on your foot with your hand. 3 times a day and you will get results... 3 sets of 20 for each excercise
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    Sleep with your foot elevated (higher than your heart)...this always helped my swelling. If you have a compression sock use it, it can be uncomfortable but it works. And ice it as often as you can. A friend gifted me some booties that you can put in the fridge (in a bag) and they were a lifesaver! Work it. And the best thing you can do for your foot is massage it. Get in there and push that swelling back up your leg...I constantly "played" with my foot, massaged my incision, and just worked it...it really does help! Good Luck!

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