Achillies Swells Up - anyone had somehting like this?

December 20, 2009

I am 6.5 weeks post op today. 10 days ago I started PT - minly ROM excersises. This morning I noticed a small bump about 2 in from my heel. It did not look like much so I did not think much of it. The I went holiday shopping with my husband. All I really did was to keep my foot on the ground for about 3 hours. By then my ankle started to ache. When I got home I saw that my Achillies was swallen an hard to touch. I am not sure if this is something that I should have expected.

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized. .

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dreams  |  December 20th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I had the exact same thing and I was told it was normal and I should ice and elevate when it happens. The swelling and ‘hardness’ usually go away inside of 20 minutes or so when I do that.

    Deanne (aka DREAMS)

  • 2. mshap  |  December 20th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks Deanne, you make me feel better :) I did elevate. It has gotten better but has not gone away completely. Let me try the ice now.

  • 3. Joe  |  December 21st, 2009 at 8:10 am

    You’ll have to deal with the swelling for some time although it gets better as time goes on. What seemed to help me was that I put a ace bandage around my ankle in the evening. That little bit of compression helped bring down any swelling that was there from the day.


  • 4. GerryR  |  December 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I bought a couple pair of knee high compression socks. I wear one every night when I go to bed and it makes a big difference in the swelling. I also have two pair of knee high compression ski socks and wear them for skiing or whenever I will be on my feet for an extended period of time.

  • 5. matthew  |  January 1st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    the swelling will be there for a while. I think my ankle swelled more noticeably on the inside of my ankle for maybe 6 months post op. I am almost a year post op and i still will elevate and ice after i play sports or workout.

  • 6. fitnessgenie  |  January 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My PT said I could expect swelling up to six months post surgery. As soon as I started PT, the swelling went up because I was doing more. I’m at three months now and still experience some swelling but it’s not nearly as bad as it was a month and a half ago. Ice is your friend.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


December 2009
« Nov   Jan »

Most Recent Posts