Top 20 Doctor insights on: How long does swelling last after broken ankle
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Up to a year: This depends on the severity of the fracture and how it is treated. ...Read more
Possibly a year: Depending on the severity of the break, type of treatment, medical history (diabetes, vascular disease, smoker), and any complications from the broken ankle, it can usually take up to a year for swelling to completely go away. Generally the swelling starts to dissipate after the first week or so if treated properly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner, but rarely as early as 5 weeks. ...Read more
Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?
Reduce swelling: Elevating an injury is a way to reduce swelling. Elevation should be used in conjuction with ice, and compression whenever possible. Ideally the injured limb should be raised above heart level. Decreasing swelling will in turn decrease pain, stiffness. Decreasing pain and stiffness will allow for an easier transition to physical therapy when the time comes. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!
Comfort, Stability: Great question. ..Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes your foot, like a running shoe. Consider with toy doc compression hose or bracine as well if needed at your stage of rehab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke ankle years ago. Started having pain, numbness and swelling. Is this related to the broken ankle or something new. Do not remember twisting it?
Possible new fractur: If you are an avid runner or exercise with a lot of impact activities, you may have a new stress fracture. This may or may not be related to your prior fracture, training errors, biomechanics of your legs, etc. See your physician to start with x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken ankle or sprain? Symptoms are swelling of ankle. Can rotate and walk on it with mild pain though. Happended 5 days ago
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray ...Read more
Severe swelling and pain 4 months after orif surgery for broken ankle. I cannot wear shoes because of swelling and pain, and I'm housebound. Help.
You should: Contact your surgeon and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more
I had broken ankle surgery 5 weeks ago & since have experienced nightly frequent urination. Urinalysis was clear, no uti. Could swelling cause this?
Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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