A 37-year-old member asked:
i had my short leg cast removed about a week ago. is it normal to have pain in my ankle?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ask your doctor: The ankle may be a little weak after being in the cast. You also did not state why you were in it, and for how long. It is not uncommon to have some residual discomfort. However, ask the doctor. You should not be afraid to ask your doctor. Better safe than sorry.
5738 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Post cast pain is usually due to weakness from long term immobilization and responds to physical therapy.
5704 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 12, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.