Broken ankle and swollen leg
I broke my right ankle 5 weeks ago – after getting out of the cast and into an ankle brace, my calfs and lower leg and foot stay swollen all the time.
I raised the leg for 1 hour today and it didn’t go down much.
It’s doesn’t hurt much but feels like a wooden leg it is so tight. I can walk without much pain and seemed to have cause more swelling by doing some leg presses yesterday on my multistation.
They were easy but my leg is more swollen than ever.
It’s not infected because I have been taking antibiotics and it’s not fluid retention because the other leg is much smaller.
I haven’t used Ice but wonder if a hot pad would help clear that out or what else to do.
Thanks John Hansen