Swollen Ankle after Anterior Hip surgery
I had surgery 7 days ago. My swelling has been minimal. I have been walking and doing exercises. I have been applying ice and keeping my feet above my heart when not moving.
Yesterday, during a friends visit, I sat in a regular chair for 2.5 hours. After the visit my surgical leg and ankle were very swollen. After icing and elevating in the evening and overnight, the swelling did decrease some.
However, after doing just a little activity today, my ankle balloons up again. I am elevating and icing but the ankle is very slow to respond.
Is this normal? Should I avoid activity while it is swollen? Thank you in advance.