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how to convince my doctor to give me a walking boot

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Fracture : That could be answered with x-ray or bone scan.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See doctor: You may need to see a physical therapist for treatment.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Walk with boot/shoe: If the big toe is broken, you can put your full weight on the foot, especially if you are wearing a post op shoe ( a walking boot may be a little exce ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It really depends on where it is broken. If it is broken and non displaced other than the base of the bone...it is normal. He will take further x-rays ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes: you are compensating and causing bruse to your bone. Look at you regular shoe is it worn out at one side only ? Let me know
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Surdyka
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do: I have cam walker boots and aso ankle supports in my orhopedic office.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Jones Fractures: are considered COMPLEX and require significant down stime plus CASTING for many weeks.....3 Months is a bit "long" and perhaps you should ask your Pri ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
For : For bad ankle sprains i usually recommend a walking boot. Initially, if the pain is too great you can use crutches as well, but with time you can sto ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not exactly: It depends on the nature, location, and age of your break(s). If you should not be bearing any weight, you will get a regular cast. If partial weight ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Use the boot: Wear your cam walker as directed by your physician. Remember that a fracture takes weeks to heal, so don't stop using it before your doctor tells you ... Read More
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