Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

swollen and purple foot after cast removal

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Alan
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few weeks: The skin, muscles, and soft tissues in your foot will get back to normal when you start using it like normal. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks after cas ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Fracture: Perfectly normal and should resolve over time. Good Luck
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gen ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible swelling: Maybe it swelled slightly, or maybe there was swelling before and when comparing it with the other foot makes it look even bigger.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Thumb and wrist: See your Orthopedist and have him exam you and take new X-rays and maybe an MRI if indicated. How did you break your thumb and 1st MT??? It might be ... Read More
1
1 thank
A male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevate.: Elevation and mild activity as tolerated. Might want to avoid non steroidal agents as they can cause sodium retention and swelling.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Weakness of muscles: After being in a cast your muscles develop some atrophy from being immobilized. You should do strengthing exercises for your leg and ankle.
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Goes down with time: Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time. It takes on average ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It should not. The correct name is maisonneuve fractue. The treatment you got was the correct and you should have an excellent result from it, once e ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month