... my one ankle is swelling. Spoke with the doctors and xrays show nothing. Tried everything - elevated, ice, compression socks. Has anyone out there had the same problem and if so could you give me any more ideas. Thanks Al
it's just a thought have you had you teeth cleaned lately or any dental work and if you did , did you take an antibotic before you had the work done? i worked in a dental office for 35 years and we had all of our patients with replacement joints and heart problems premedicate because of infection in the mouth going into blood stream and attacking the implants ect. if this is the case you may want to talk with your doctor. if this isn't the problem and you don't premedicate for dental work maybe you will ask your doctor or dentist about it before you have anything done in the future. i hope this has helped and not scaced you but you asked for any other ideas . missy
I don't know why u had to have the ankle replacement but I have a problem in which both my ankles swell due to my ankles collapsing (a tendon problem). I have not had surgery. I wear arch supports and buttresses on the side of my shoe to stop the ankle falling over. i also wear support hose a 20-30mm strength. As long as I keep to that routine daily my ankles don't swell. If I go without the hose just for one day my ankles can swell double their size and that's with walking around most of the day. The arch support keeps my foot up in place preventing collapse. If I didn't wear the supports I'd be in pain. I'm told by doctors that pain is tendonitis.
Perhaps your surgery just needs a little support from something else - maybe a lift to the shoe or a pad inside the shoe for a tilt one way or another and I think the support hose is a great idea as it has to prevent swelling surely. It just may not be enough by itself. I'm just a patient with bad feet but have years of experience with this problem and all the appliances I've tried and what I've described above works for my problem and keeps me walking normally and without pain and swelling. I hope something here gives you an idea!!
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