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if i have a cast on can i walk on my ankle after a fracture

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Would depend : On if fractured and extent of fracture to decide to apply cast or surgically repair.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That really depends: On the fracture. Many fractures don't require surgical repair. However very serious one might need surgical intervention - in that case you may be put ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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No: Casts should not cause pain.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
No: If your cast is fitting properly and padded it should not cause pain. See you doctor
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Not uncommon: Severe injuries to the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, joint capsule, etc.) about the ankle can be a long- term problem for some. See a specialist ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Would completely : Depend on the nature of the fracture.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It depends: Your ortho r treating physician knows all the facts and, therefore, has the knoweledge to anser this question.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
T res: You can start to walk but go easy for a good recovering.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Miller
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brace and rehab/PT: This is unusual. You should definitely wear some sort of support whenever you are up and about and also rehabilitate the muscles in your leg, ankle an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Dependson severity: If severe, usually 2-3 months after initial treatment (surgery usually recommended), but if mild, 6-8 weeks after initial treatment depending if every ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Broken bones definitely heal more slowly in smokers, thought to be secondary to the vasoconstrictive properties of nicotine. It also depends in part ... Read More
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