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When Do You Prescribe A Cast Vs A Walking Boot After Foot And Ankle Injury
They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remove a cast. Walking boots are great when the condition that you are treating is safe to remove from the immobilization temporarily, eg to take a shower. In instances where it is not appropriate to remove the immobilization, a cast is better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?
It immobilizes : The foot so that the foot is not going thru its full range. They often have rocker bottoms, so your not spending a lot of time on any one particular part of the foot. ...Read more
Is it possible for your whole foot and ankle to swell with a fracture of the 2nd metatarsal and I am in a cam walking boot should I ACE wrap @ night?
Yes, and tell Dr...: It is possible to get swelling in the whole foot/ankle with a fractured 2nd metatarsal. You want to make sure you are properly immobilized with the cam boot. You may want to contact the dr. Treating you because the fracture may need to be reassessed and make certain it is healing in alignment and has not shifted or become displaced. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I am due a broström gould procedure on my ankle in january and need to order a waterproof cast cover - will it be a 1/2 leg cast or full leg cast?
Most casts applied : Are below knee.Get a more detailed answer ›
What will happen to your injured foot if you rarely walk for months after an ankle sprain Could plantar f. and metatarsalgia occur once walking again?
Rehabilitation: When you injure a body part, the loss of strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio can be the cause of significant injuries as you begin to work out again. Typically a physical therapist can help reduce the loss of function as you recover safely. Dr Rich Blake ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage
IF (just curious) an orthopedic prescribed a boot or cast to help heal Anterior Ankle Impingement, how long might I be in one?
I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?
By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows the fracture to heal. The boot may or may not irritate already existing problems such as bunions or bunionettes. There is a transition back into regular shoes. This may involve athletic shoe first. Ask your doctor for advice on shoes or therapy. ...Read more
Swollen ankle and foot redness around ankle (forgot to state in last question ). If it is sprain pretty bad would a walking boot work to help heal it?
I have a partial tear in my Achilles tendon and was told to get a walking boot. Should i get a short or tall walking boot?
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