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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
7 day ankle injury! 1 dr said broke other said no. Severe swelling, pain, & bruising. Pain same more bruising Still doing "rice" and walking boot?
What type of injury: Did you twist your ankle or where you in fall or accident? Need more information to help you out. But 7 days for any injury to the ankle is too soon to worry about it not healing. As far as the difference in opinion from the doctors, have the doctor who told you there is a fracture to go over the x-rays with you and show you exactly where the bone is broken. Then ask the 2nd guy to debunk it. ...Read more
4 aligned foot fractures (so no surgery). Doctor removed the fiberglass cast for the 3rd-week Xray, then prescribed the walking boot. Is it TOO EARLY?
Yes it is: If doctor give you the permission to do that. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle and went to urgent care monday.dr put me in air cast and ACE wrap and on crutches, told me when i feel more stable switch to walking boot for 2 wks.at what point can i stopcrutches?
8 weeks after ankle avulsion fracture i still have weight baring pain. No surgery. No cast. Just walking boot. Mri shows fluid but nothing else. Normal?
Avulsion fracture: Of what? 5th met base? Any bone where a soft tissue structure attaches to it can have an avulsion fracture. Bone should heal in 6-8 weeks, if not you have to reconsider your treatment plan. Consider bone stinulator...Consider checking your vitamin d levels....X-rays need to be examined. If conservative treatment fails, surgery should be contemplated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10yr old fractured tibia and fibia and cast just removed. X-ray still shows fracture in fibia and it's not aligned. Doc said it will correct itself. Now in walking boot. Can I use the boot for 2weeks then put her into a stabilizing ankle brace until the f
Fractured fibula: should be cared for as directed by your physician such as using the walking boot for the full recommended length of time. Based on information you provided can't give additional advice because I don't know when the fracture took place, where in the tibia/fibula it is and how displaced the fracture is. This type of injury really needs to be seen and followed in an office setting. ...Read more
Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Is it normal for a high ankle sprain to still be swollen 3 months after the injury? I was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after a taekwondo accident. I was put in a walking boot for 3 weeks and then in a lace up brace for several weeks. It was feeling
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
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?
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?
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?
Bad ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Still badly bruised. In a walking boot with pain still and now bruising under my foot. And lump on side. This normal?
I have an ankle injury and can't seem to bare much weight on my foot, but know my foot is not broken and don't want abcast. how can i ask for a boot?
Be seen: Be seen and examined and have an X-ray for a more specific diagnosis than an "ankle injury". Some injuries require no immobilization, others boots or casts, the restrictions on whether or not to bear weight are important as well. An accurate diagnosis will tl how it should be treated. ...Read more
Have extreme swollens from from ankle to my toes, never had that I do have left ankle injury legs feel real tight from knee down arm left also hurts like slept wrong, now im walking on my feet now i feel numbness. Am i in extreme danger I have headaches a
Have it checked: Have a foot/ankle specialist examine. Hard to say what treatment will be rendered without an exam. If it needs to be immobilized, a walking boot may be an option for the doctor. Really, can't make that call without determining the extent of the injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any ankle sprain: It does not have to be bad at all. Ankle sprains generally require some kind of immobilization while you are going through the healing process. As for what device is used to immobilize that is up to the discretion of your healthcare provider. However, walking boots can be used for any grade of ankle sprain. ...Read more
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