A 36-year-old member asked:
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why do people usually get foot cast?

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Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Immobilize: A foot cast is used to immobilize a injured area on the foot to keep it from moving and give it a chance to heal. A example of this would be a stress fractue of the metatarsal bone.
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple of reasons: Casts are often used for immobilization of bones after a fracture, injury or severe sprain.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012

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Weak and thin: Your foot and ankle and leg will be a little thinner and muscle weakness. With therapy you should gain back your strength and size of your leg.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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If you have to ask: Then it is probably too loose. Let your doctor know.

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