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Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Wait until healed: Rarely should one dance with a fractured ankle until cleared by his/her physician. Most ankle fractures heal in 4-12 weeks, and i then prescribe physi ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends....: This depends whether the fracture is stable or not. You will need to rest a broken ankle for a period of time before returning to activities such as d ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stability: There is no single brand or type of brace i would recommend. Ankle braces are used to support the ankle joint, so any brace that does so can be used. ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Cast: If it is afracture it needs to be completely immobilized.
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner , but rarely as early as 5 weeks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Taking time to : Heal or possibly healing is delayed. You really need to direct this to your doctor. Perhaps physical therapy would help.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
You'll be out...: The benefit of having general anesthesia for the patient is for comfort so you do not feel the procedure. You will be "asleep" and won't remember wha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
YOU removed cast?: Call your doctor. Your foot was casted for a reason in order to immobilize and protect it. If the plaster cast broke, it may have been from too much ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Parodi
16 years experience Podiatry
Follow-up: Continued pain after a broken ankle is common, often another procedure is necessary. See your surgeon for new x-rays and an exam.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Healing time : For a fracture is generally from 6-8 weeks. Pain may persist longer than that. It doesn't mean that the fracture hasn't healed completely. Ask your ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
32 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Broken ankle: Sounds like you need to see an ankle specialist. You should not be swollen at this point. You may need the hardware removed as well as repair of you ... Read More
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