When to see your GP

Check the ankle regularly and see your GP if:

  • the pain gets worse or is not relieved by ordinary painkillers your GP may be able to prescribe a stronger painkiller
  • you develop any other medical problems or want advice about returning to work
  • you are planning on flying after ankle surgery having recent surgerycan increase your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and your GP can advise you whether it's safe to fly
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018