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Sprained ankle, X-ray taken & given air cast?

Sprained ankle, X-ray taken & given air cast?

Sprained Ankle: If the Xray was negative, then an air cast is appropriate treatment, to add support to the injured ligaments , to allow time to strengthen . Also elevation will help control swelling. ...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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Would short ankle air cast help ankle tendonitis, pain more when going Down stairs/ circular swelling @ lateral area. AchePain progresses during day..

Would short ankle air cast help ankle tendonitis, pain more when going Down stairs/ circular swelling @ lateral area. AchePain progresses during day..

Ankle injury: A long leg pneumatic cam walker would be best. Achilles/Gastroc-soleus complex would be better immobilized. Some of the tendons do cross above the knee joint. MRI is best for ankle injury. Good luck ...Read more

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It's been six weeks since i broke my ankle and air boot cast and I have not put any weight on it during all this time. Coming back to doc today. Will i be able to start walking today? Thanks.

It's been six weeks since i broke my ankle and air boot cast and I have not put any weight on it during all this time. Coming back to doc today. Will i be able to start walking today? Thanks.

Ask your doctor: Your treating physician is the most appropriate for this answer. He or She will evaluate the healing, your symptoms and presenting injury to make this determination. In general most fractures heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and was told to wear an air cast for the next week. It doesn't fit with my sneaker should I just not wear it at work?

I sprained my ankle and was told to wear an air cast for the next week. It doesn't fit with my sneaker should I just not wear it at work?

Depends: It depends on how your ankle feels. Early mobilization of ankle sprains reduces the duration of symptoms. If you are able to walk on your ankle with minimal discomfort you might try forgoing the splint. If it is still really painful, you will want some type of support to help you make it through the work day on your feet. Remember to take breaks and elevate and ice your ankle throughout the day. ...Read more

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Is it recommended that my daughter sleep in her air cast for a fractured ankle?

Is it recommended that my daughter sleep in her air cast for a fractured ankle?

Check with doctor : If this is being used as the initial immobilization in lieu of a cast the answer is likely yes. But check with the treating physician for proper direction. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, X-ray taken & given air cast?

Sprained Ankle: If the Xray was negative, then an air cast is appropriate treatment, to add support to the injured ligaments , to allow time to strengthen . Also elevation will help control swelling. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle. Can i still walk with my air cast?

It depends: Your ortho r treating physician knows all the facts and, therefore, has the knoweledge to anser this question. ...Read more

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I broke my Ankle, non-bearing weight bone, They put me in an air cast for 4 weeks&rest for 2 weeks,Ive rested 2 weeks but it still hurts why?

I broke my Ankle, non-bearing weight bone, They put me in an air cast for 4 weeks&rest for 2 weeks,Ive rested 2 weeks but it still hurts why?

Syndesmosis injury?: You may have a slightly worse sprain than originally thought present with involvement of the thick ligament between the fibula and tibia just above the ankle joint (syndesmosis ligament). Often called a "high" ankle sprain as it involves more than the usual lower located ankle ligaments (ATFL/CFL) that go from the tip of the fibula to the talus and calcaneus (hindfoot). Ask your Physician to check ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today i can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?

Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today i can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?

Be seen: Certainly sounds more than a simple sprained ankle if it has been that long and you are still in severe pain. Consider followup and further imaging studies such as a ct scan or mri; something is not right somewhere. ...Read more

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I was put in an air cast today due to a severe ankle sprain. Am I supposed to take it off when I go to bed or leave it on until I follow up with ortho?

Only your doctor: can tell you the management , who knows extent of damage , disruption of ligament ( s) etc Some injuries needs immobilization of joint all the time , some need during weight bearing period Call your doctor ...Read more

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Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

OK, if necessary.: I would think that the ace bandage should be sufficient as long as the foot(lower leg) is elevated on several pillows. Some times too much compression can be uncomfortable. The decision would be a bit easier if the severity of the sprain was given. ...Read more

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I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

Try it without.: You probably don't have to sleep in the cast, but the foot and leg should be elevated. Use several pillows to supply support to the entire leg. The foot needs to be elevated to speed up the de-swelling process. Ice application and swelling reduction should reduce the pain. Try taking Advil (ibuprofen) for faster pain relief. If you need to get up at night, use the crutches. ...Read more

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I hurt my ankle 9 weeks ago, pain swelling. Doc said torn ligament put in air cast for 6 weeks. took off, swells immediately and more pain. What's nex?

PT or MRI: The ankle sprain that does not improve often either needs physical therapy or an MRI. PT helps reduce pain, improve motion, strength and function. MRI can uncover all the sources of pain, and at times, changes the treatment options. If I can be of further assistance, then join my care team and virtual practice: www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

Possibly: If it is just an ankle sprain, and definitely not a fracture immobilization is not required definitively. The main purpose would be to provide support and aid in your function. So if the air cast is not helping, you could certainly try it without anything or go to a soft brace. Check with your doctor first as I don't know the specifics of the injury, but you don't have to immobilize a sprain. ...Read more

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How long should I wear a air cast for two bone chip fractures foot/ ankle?

As your doctor says.: We don't know the size of the chips or the extent of your injury. Sometimes damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles can be more serious than small chips. Your doc knows the answer or will refer to an orthopedist or a podiatrist if needed. Without knowing that, we can't give you a very accurate answer, but it could take 4-6 weeks or more to heal.. ...Read more