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Chillicothe, OH
A 33-year-old female asked:

My doctor has me wearing a pto knee brace for instability of the patella. i have been wearing it for 5 days and today i noticed my ankle is swelled.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Too tight!: Most likely, swelling in ankle is due to wearing your knee brace too tight. See if you can wear it a bit looser. Discuss w/your doctor to determine your risk for coincidental clot development ie deep vein thrombosis or DVT (less likely).
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