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 Re: how to reduce swelling
ASR    2:58pm Nov 20 2011

Some swelling is considered normal for up to a year, although the worst of it should resolve much earlier. The best thing you can do to reduce it is to keep your leg elevated. Above the level of your heart is best. Ice is useful for reducing swelling, too. Thirdly, compression stockings can really help control swelling, although it may be too early in your recovery for them.

Wrapping your leg in in an ACE wrap will give you good compression & help control swelling. It should be applied before you lower your leg in the morning because swelling will begin as soon as your leg gets lower than your heart. If you use an ACE bandage, begin wraping all the way down at your toes, and go all the way up to your knee, otherwise you'll muffin top on both ends.

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