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How to reduce post-surgery swelling?

Posted by chrisb on 3/28/04 at 09:49 (147997)

I'd appreciate if anyone knows any special tricks to bring down post-op swelling.

My TTS surgery was 9 days ago and the incision area is healing well.
But my big toe and big toe joint is very swollen and painful, even when it is elevated. When I put it down my toes turn purple immediately
and its even more painful. 3 days ago I thought this swelling was getting a tiny bit better but its worse now.

I'm keeping it constantly elevated, eating Advil(Ibuprofen) and using cold packs every couple of hours. All this doesn't seem to be having much effect. Is there anything else I can try?