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A 35-year-old member asked:

Should it be okay to walk on my broken ankle?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have you seen the Dr: If you have a broken ankle, i hope that that was already evaluated by a foot/ankle specialist. Depending on the type of break (fracture) and how long the condition has been treated, will dictate if it is safe to walk. Fractures typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. Without knowing what kind of break you have, you need to have the doctor that diagnosed your condition re-evaluate it and advise.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you walk on a broken ankle?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Broken Ankle: No you shouldn't walk on it if you want it to heal the correct way and not prolong the healing.
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A 55-year-old female asked:

Can i walk on tiptoe with a broken ankle?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
If hurts=NO: Pain is a sign that there is a problem. A "broken" ankle initially requires casting or bracing with altered weight bearing (crutches). As the fracture become more stable due to healing you can place more weight on it . Toe touch walking in the first step in progress weight bearing as tolerated.
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Just because you can walk on tiptoe it does not mean it is not broken have a doctor evaluate it.
Mar 5, 2013
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
If unprotected: It may be okay depending on the x-rays but even if stable i would want it protected like in a cam walker boot, or something to keep stability. Always follow the guidelines set by your doctor who made the diagnosis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on how severe the fracture, which bones and how treated.
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