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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It will come back: Just few steps at time with comfort, the reason for the weird feeling is the muscles are weak but will be okay. Good luck.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Crutches: Use crutches, but make sure you are actually trying to walk normal. When pain reduces, move to one crutch. Use on the opposite side from the fractur ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Broken ankle: The answer depends on the type of fracture. If it is not surgically reduced, immobilization is critically important. There are certain types of minor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on your healthcare provider's assessment of the healing and protocol. Sometimes a smaller ankle support is recommended. Physical therapy ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On type of break and clinical signs. May require physical therapy to improve range of motion and decrease swelling that may occur once weight bearing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturati ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: That would depend on the type of work you do. If your work involves a lot of walking or climbing, you might want to request an alternate duty temporar ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immob ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Probably: The cast is to stabilize and position the ankle in a proper position for healing. It also keeps you from re-injuring it. It does not eliminate the p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not always: If you have severe swelling they may wait 24-48 hours to put on a cast.

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