I had the same problem last year and ended up having jabs in the butt!!!!
I was happily plodding around with one ankle three times the size of the other and the pharmacist sent me to the doctor who found I had sky high blood pressure also and yet I never felt so good - hence 3 days of jabs!!! It was touch and go as to whether they could get it lower so I could fly home. Oh dear what a shame - having to stay in Sidari for more than my 2 weeks hols - oh dear how I paniked (I don't think so!!!- lol)
The hotel staff were absolutely fantastic - even to the point of peeling oranges into segments for me so I could sit with my foot on a foot-stool and relax.
I was even reassured there would be a room for me should the need arise.
Oh such heaven - seriously though joking aside my husband said I couldn't return this year - but guess who won? Me of course.
My doctor is putting me on water tablets two weeks prior to departure. I hope they work cos we went late June/early July last year and it was hot but we go August this year - probably even hotter!!!
Yiippee doooooo - swollen ankles will not stop me!