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What helps heel pain after ankle surgery?

I have heel pain after ankle surgery. Is it normal? What helps heel pain after ankle surgery?

3 Answers

It depends on the cause of the heel pain. Try to wait it out.
Heel pain after ankle surgery is not from the surgery. It is from being immobilized for a prolonged period of time after surgery. Being immobilized causes some patients to suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. We usually treat the heel pain as plantar fasciitis.
The heel pain can be due to compensation from the ankle surgery. I recommend you discuss with your surgeon the possible cause and treatment of the heel pain