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Soft Cast For Leg Photo
Rehab ankle - x-ray: 6 weeks is the normal time to get back on your ankle, but before doing so, an x-ray must confirm the bones are healed or in alignment to allow full weight bearing. Remember that the soft tissue around the ankle (ligaments-nerves) were also damaged and need to be exercises, PT is recommended. ...Read more
Time may vary.: May be changed weekly for a few weeks depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more
Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?
Healing times vary: Healing times may vary depending on the individual and on the severity of the injury. Pain and swelling may last a long time. The pain and swelling will usually improve over the course of the first few weeks. When you are able to put pressure on it without any significant pain and instability you may be able to wean yourself off of the crutches. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more
I went to the hospital and they put on a soft cast two weeks after I had an ankle sprain but under the ball of the ankle hurts what do you think?
My podiatrist gave me dextrose shots (yes dextrose said no cortisone afraid of at rupture) for my heel spur. The last round of shots I've had nothing but pain she put me in soft cast I ripped it off now because of pain and feel a bump on heel possibly wh
Get another opinion: When you get another opinion, an x-ray should have been already taken to evaluate the structure of the foot/heel/ankle. I assume that you already had this based on the diagnosis of the heel spur; however, the continued pain may be soft tissue related, an mri/ct would be more diagnostic. If you have a tear in the tendon and/or ligament, injections would not be effective. ...Read more
Fractured ankle year ago and took off soft cast early it is stiill swollen and now vessels are purple in foot and parts off ankle are purple hurt?
We cannot see: The photo in your file. This is HealthTap BASIC - not the one of the treatment/ consult sites on HealthTap. ...Read more
The photo quiz say it lime desse rash I was bite by a tick in the back of my leg back in may of last year?
Tick bite: The rash will typically appear in relation to bite. Was it a deer tic that would be another key. Also, where do live high endemic areas are Wisconsin and Northeast ...Read more
Purple blood vessels on the back of my leg. Had since late teens and look like they're getting worse. I'm 24 now. Have photo
Varicose vein: Sounds like varicose vein. More than welcome to send pic for someone to see ...Read more
My brother age: 26 he got skin alergy which is on leg & coming & going which makes stomach upset too, I can send u photo. What exactly it is?
See doctor: It is uncommon to have stomach upset with skin rash. However there is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria in which a person gets small itchy skin bumps during the cooling period following a significant rise in body temperature (exercise, hot shower etc). This can be associated with abdominal upset. ...Read more
Possible: Sure...Particularly if tight, .Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: You can have pain associated with the cast due to something simple, like the cast rubbing against an area of the leg repetitively, or more serious like a developing blood clot. A visit with your doctor will help determine if the cast needs to be adjusted, replaced or if a scan to evaluated for a blood clot is necessary. Persistent rubbing can cause skin breakdown -don't ignore it. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I had a cast put on my left leg two days ago and it is causing severe pain in my heal.?
Cast heel pain: I would go and see the doctor that put the case on - it may be too tight. ...Read more
Is it normal for your leg to itchy in a cast at been on for almost two months and is there a way to stop the itching.
For higher levels: Long leg casts are still used when it is necessary to immobilize both ankle and knee joints. An example of this need may arise when dealing with an achilles tendon issue (rupture, lengthening, etc.). If one only immobilizes the ankle, the achilles tendon, which attaches at the heel & originates above the knee joint, may continue to pull, which could be a problem if it needs to be immobilized. ...Read more
Alot of dry skin: And more muscle atrophy (wasting) than you might expect. ...Read more