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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?
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
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 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?
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?
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