Swollen foot after broken leg:Posted by Michael Y on 3/03/03 at 09:55 (111566)
I broke my leg about 3 weeks ago. My Tibia and Fibula were
fractured. The Orthopedic Surgeon performed surgery and inserted
a titanium rod to fix this.
The problem though is not with my leg now. It is with my foot.
It is very swollen and painful. People have suggested things such
as elevating the leg and taking Celebrex. Neither really helps.
I am still taking Celebrex and I am still elevating my leg
at night, but they don't seem to help that much.
Any advice on what I can/should be doing to reduce the swelling
and pain? Anything I can do to be more comfortable? I can't put any
weight on the leg.
Please CC response to (email removed) as I don't check this
list and I have no idea if I will ever find it again.
Thanks in advance:
Michael J. Yanowitz