ASR 10:29pm Jun 14 2012
Do you have steri strips on your leg? They really help keep the incision from being pulled. Your leg will swell while it's down, and that's going to increase that tight feeling. Keep elevating as much as possible.
You can certainly use oils & lotions NEAR the incision, but give it at least a 1/2 inch of space . I had a whole routine with Arnica Oil on the bruises and swelling, lotion on the sole of my foot, and essential oils in random places. I did it 2X a day, adding E oil to the scar after the stitches came out. I really showed my leg & foot some love! LOL! It felt great.
Fully recovered from Pilon tib/fib
2 Plates, 10 screws, 2 HWR's,
1 Plate & 3 Screws left