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is it ok to use the elliptical machine with an injured ankle

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: When you pain with any exercise this something wrong, try to change the routine you have to a different exercise so it will not heart.

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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Foot issue: Please see a foot doctor. You may be damaging your foot by the type of exercise you do. He/she can provide you w/a diagnosis and treatment and tell ... Read More
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Dr. Carl kgabo Tabane
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Check you shoes: How long have you had the problem? What type of shoes are you using?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Neither should: Cause pain, so if you have pain, there is an issue which needs to be figured out......
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
40 years experience Pharmacology
Physical therapy : First the hip should be x-rayed to see if fracture exists. Physical therapy to work out any non=fracture strain will help it to heal. An anti-inflam ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keyvan Ganz
19 years experience Podiatry
At least 72 hours: Icing is always a good thing for reducing pain, swelling and expedite healing. No more than 20 minutes of icing at a time since after that the blood ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it was from a-: -sideways blow & not twisting injury with Ur foot planted,& no ankle or neurological symptoms, I would allow weight bearing right away. But U ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: Depends on how severe of a fracture and the location. Often, elliptical will be possible but ask your orthopaedic surgeon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range.

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