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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?

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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