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A 17-year-old female asked:

After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches i can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Not normal/healthy: either one. With any lack of use of muscles, both our muscles & brain coordination for effective use decline. However, with such limited information, it is difficult to offer much help. Why the rest, brace, crutches in the first place? Build, previous capabilities & activities, known absence of health issues?
Last updated Aug 3, 2015

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