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Walkin Cast Stress Fractures
Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.
You should be: Seeing a foot doctor whether podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doc. Are you a smoker? Do you happen to know if you have vitamin D deficiency? Have you been exercising or wearing normal shoes during the healing process? At 14 weeks that certainly is delayed healing and you need to discuss a plan with the dr taking care of you. Perhaps a bone stimulator would be in order.... ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usually it would be difficult to walk. ...Read more
Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 yrs ago web b fib x cast & boot at 6 mnts non union orif plate screws graft sometimes still feels weak pain swells walking standing even at rest
Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?
Foot fracture: Open surgery to treat a foot fracture complicated by CRPS makes ongoing care necessary, it may be prudent to gain other opinions as to what's best to treat further. Many times need joint supervision by pain management specialist and foot specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Undisplaced fracture/bone bruise on posterior medial talus 3 week ago.Given ROM exercises and walking boot today,told to wear only when walking?Right?
Weight bearing: The boot is needed if you are weight bearing - walking or standing. Not needed if at rest or while your foot is elevated. ...Read more
Tibial stress fracture. Doc said wear boot when possible, don't put stress on it. Is cycling ok to maintain fitness? Walking some w/out boot bad/ok?
Stress fracture: Depends...As long as you stay with low impact activities, most stress fractures will heal. However, the tibia shaft has poorer blood supply compared to other bones & in rarer circumstances will not heal & require surgery to fix. Talk with your ortho for additional info. ...Read more
Fibula fracture, cast removed 6 weeks, fracture still not healed (gap). No boot ordered. X rays on profile. Worried about walking w/o boot. Advice please
Metatarsal stress fracture- 16 weeks of boot, crutches- pain, swelling. Some callus evident but healing incomplete on x-ray. What can be done?
Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?
Ask your surgeon: No one but the surgeon who has been caring for your injury should answer this question. Call the office, and you'll get an answer to your question in short order. Do not resume your activities prematurely, as you may cause further damage or generally delay your complete recovery. Good luck. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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