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broken ankle swelling after cast removal

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Check it out: With swelling we always worry whether there could be a blood clot in the vein. It would be wise to see your physician and get that clarified
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Probably needs to be checked to assure fracture healed and circulation is OK.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
22 years experience Podiatry
Nonweightbearing: When I have a patient that has to much swelling in the cam boot. I ask them to go nonweightbearing for a week. I use the rice protocol (rest, ice, com ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Elevate: Try to elevate your foot and if continuous, call your doctor.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Crutches elevation: If your foot/ankle hurts when walking on it in a cast use crutches. Maybe too early to walk on it if it is swelling elevation higher than your heart c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevate.: Elevation and mild activity as tolerated. Might want to avoid non steroidal agents as they can cause sodium retention and swelling.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Goes down with time: Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time. It takes on average ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
After 2 wks ??: 2 wks after what ? Elevation helps an ankle support might help as well as knee hi support hose i also frequently have pts wrap the affected ankle ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Up to a year: This depends on the severity of the fracture and how it is treated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: The increased heat can have an affect on your swelling but what was the original cause and how long has it been going on. It sounds like you need to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: The first step is to determine the cause of the ankle inflammation. See your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
18 years experience Podiatry
Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can c ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
42 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains take awhile to heal if you do perform p.R.I.C.E right away. Continue to ice the ankle, possibly get an ankle brace, and do some massage ... Read More
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