I had major ankle surgery in September, 7 weeks in a cast, 10 weeks in the rocker boot and finally last Wed I gave the boot the heave hoo.... Yahooo.... It was after two weeks of attempts to get my foot in a sneaker but I managed to do so with taking the laces out last week... Wow, the sneaker felt 3x too small and I made it to PT and I ripped it off in the waiting room but I was smiling.. wearing shoes after 3 1/2 months! But it took alot of time to get to that point.
Anyhow after I got the cast off the swelling was extreme, the doc told me that I could try "compression socks" to help. So I went to the local Medical Supply Store Pharmacy and the tech there measured my leg and suggested I wear them on both feet as it would also help the fatigue my good leg was feeling from having to take the brunt of my weight all these months. I really doubted a sock could do such a thing and they were pricey at $36 for the pair but I figured at that point I would do anything.... The next day I gave it a whirl and I was surprised that my good leg didn't feel so exhausted after crutching, I was more surprised that night when I seen the swelling which normally was extensive by the evening kinda held its own. I used the socks for about 3 weeks but the downfall is they have to be hand washed in mild soap, like your bath soap and they can't be put in the dryer.
Give it a try, like me you have nothing to loose... They also sell compression socks that are open at the toes as well, kinda like a stocking that may help you more if you have sensative toes.
I wish you the best and be patient, I know its hard but you can do it
Keep that foot elevated and ice it regularly even with the sock on.
Take care and let me know how you make out.