Any adivce on how to get the swelling down after the cast as come off from a broken ankle?
My Niece had this problem after A broken ankle, surgery, and healing process: The best remedy I know for this is the following: First A few questions: How long has the cast been off: Where was the breakage: Was surgery involved; Were sutures/stitches used: After the cast was removed did the DR. give specific instructions for care: Some swelling is ‘normal’, but, if extensive swelling is occurring seek certified medical attention. I relay this information to help you due to the fact of my nieces prior experience and state that I am not a medical Dr. and I relay this information from that experience…. For swelling; ELEVATE injury site (lay prone, elevate injured area ( ankle ). Elevate to ‘above the heart’ ( meaning when injured person is in prone ( lying flat )position the injured area ( ankle ) should be above the injured persons chest area. Apply cold compresses for fifteen ( 15 ) minutes ( NO MORE than 25 minutes ) using a malleable ice bag ( ie; ACE-Reusable cold compress OR crush