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I broke my ankle 6 weeks ago dr. Took soft cast off can I put preasure on it now?

I broke my ankle 6 weeks ago dr. Took soft cast off can I put preasure on it now?

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

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Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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How long do you leave an ankle sprain in a soft cast?

How long do you leave an ankle sprain in a soft cast?

Time may vary.: May be changed weekly for a few weeks depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Red itchy rash on leg what could it be? Photo in health files on my profile.

Red itchy rash on leg what could it be? Photo in health files on my profile.

We cannot see: The photo in your file. This is HealthTap BASIC - not the one of the treatment/ consult sites on HealthTap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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In cast and leg tingling?

In cast and leg tingling?

See a Doc: This is something that needs to be seen by the doctor who either put the cast on or ordered it for you. Sounds like you are getting some pressure on one of the nerves in your leg. This needs to be addressed right away. If necessary go to an er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to shower with a leg cast on?

Is it safe to shower with a leg cast on?

Waterproof bag: Casts need protection from water. The cast needs to be covered in water proof bag and taped to the leg above the cast to prevent water entering the cast. ...Read more

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How can I avoid having a stiff ankle or leg while wearing a cast?

How can I avoid having a stiff ankle or leg while wearing a cast?

Not much: While you are in the cast, your ankle will get stiff due to the lack of movement. The best way to prevent the stiffness from continuing after the cast is removed is to get physical therapy treatment or use dynamic splinting to increase the range of motion and flexibility. ...Read more

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How am I supposed to go to the bathroom and shower if I'm in a leg cast?

How am I supposed to go to the bathroom and shower if I'm in a leg cast?

Carefully: Toileting is difficult but not impossible. For showering, you need to use a trash bag to keep the cast dry. If you fail to do so, you will find your skin macerated and the cast will develop a terrible stink to it. ...Read more

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Help, I can't sleep because of broken leg with no cast. Anything I can take?

Help, I can't sleep because of broken leg with no cast. Anything I can take?

You can support the: Leg with a brace. Immobilization is key. You can use towels wrapped around your leg and something as simple as a broomstick on the inside and outside of your leg wrapped with a bandage to hold he leg still. Ice NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen) will also help. ...Read more

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I had a cast put on my left leg two days ago and it is causing severe pain in my heal.?

I had a cast put on my left leg two days ago and it is causing severe pain in my heal.?

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

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One of my calfs are bigger because the other has been in a leg cast for 2 months, what do I do?

One of my calfs are bigger because the other has been in a leg cast for 2 months, what do I do?

Calf size: Your calf which has been in the cast is smaller because of muscle atrophy. If you don't use it, you lose it. You just need to get on an exercise program to build up these muscles. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Yes, they sell a device call cast blaster. It has a straw like tube that when you spray into the cast will offer relief of itching. ...Read more

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Fiberglass cast for ankle/leg, what is this?

Immobilization: A fiberglass cast is used for immobilization after and injury, such as a fracture.
Fiberglass replaces plaster. ...Read more

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Can I smoke after the leg cast is removed?

Can I smoke after the leg cast is removed?

It is best: To not smoke at all. Would be a good time to quit. ...Read more

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How can I get comfortable in full leg cast?

How can I get comfortable in full leg cast?

Support leg: Place the leg on pillows so there are no pressure point that will force one edge of the cast to cause unever pressure on the exposed skin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to shower with a leg cast?

What is the best way to shower with a leg cast?

Buy a cast cover: Certain cast covers are sold which
can provide a waterproof type of
protection which will allow one
to shower or even swim with it on
there have been some problems
associated with the gortex liner
which is why I no longer use it. ...Read more

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Why is a long leg cast would still be used today?

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

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What should I expect when I get my long leg cast off?

What should I expect when I get my long leg cast off?

Alot of dry skin: And more muscle atrophy (wasting) than you might expect. ...Read more