have had the Air Cast 2 weeks and it did help the ankle swelling go down. Wasn't able to wear it with my trainers, too uncomfortable so just put another sock over front of my foot and used crutches when out and about. |Felt as if foot and ankle improving.
However, yesterday, despite wearing Air cast my ankle swelled a bit but also my foot! It was very painful too and a lump appeared over # site and pain in forefoot again. When I got home I used cool pack, elevated leg etc but still swollen again later in day after theatre trip in evening. Did same again and also went to bed but this morning my foot was still swollen. My cat, Luca, walked over my forefoot and I yelled out as it hurt so much! It's been very painful all day, even though again I've been using cool packs, elevating leg, used Air cast when went out etc. It's painful over forefoot and side of foot, over # site. I just don't know what to do! My son said if it doesn't improve over next 2-3 days he's taking me to the ER (A & E, Casualty, in UK) and maybe they'll X-ray it again! I just don't want to seem a moaning peson etc!
The Air cast may have helped my ankle but it's not helping my foot! Foot feels a lot more comfortable if I put a support bandage on it, like before I had the plaster cast and keep my weight off it either completely , or partially.
I can't drive now either I am sooooo fed up!!
Also one of the boy kittens died just over a week ago and I am very sad about
that too - only 8 weeks old, he just stopped eating, suckling etc and faded away. he died in my arms....
On a happier note, Happy Easter to you all. Helen xx
Diagnosed with lphs (loin pain haematuria syndrome) 1981 - severe kidney pain, relieved by opiates