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ankle sprain cast

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Longer recovery: Fracture may heal in 6-8 weeks but high ankle can take additional weeks. Associated hip knee foot pain is compensatory so it may realistically take 3- ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
B careful: Don't push it. Ur orthopedist has spent yrs of study 2 get where he/she is 2day.Follow the treatment program ; do not 2nd quess their advice.
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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
36 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Without a proper exam, it's hard to say. Sprain treatment can range from a few weeks of compression to months of casting or even surgery. The best per ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ankle sprain: With a severe ankle sprain you will want to use crutches for 2-3 weeks.Once you can walk without pain you can discard one crutch and then after few da ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: It is important to keep your doctors appointment even if your conditions has improved.
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: I would keep your follow-up orthopedic evaluation . You may have a syndesmotic ligament injury besides an ankle sprain i would recommend some follow x ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Don't cancel the appointment. Have it evaluated and see what the doctor has to say.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
As long as: Your doc states. (which is usually 1-2 weeks). A new one may be applied after that but anymore that two weeks in a soft cast and that foot is going t ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: If the x ray showed a tiny avulsion fracture answer is 6-8 weeks hopefully with some Physical Therapy to increase range of motion and strength. If the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: This one is for the doctor who casted you. You could have a compartment syndrome which is an emergency. You could have delayed healing of your sprain, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: Depending on the degree of injury a cast for immobilization may be needed.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Try rowing and the hand bike. I would avoid exercises that stress your ankle too much while it is in the cast.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gay answered
13 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Unlikely: A plaster or fiberglass cast is commonly used for broken ankles. Although you may not have a broken ankle, you may have tearing of the ligaments or te ... Read More
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