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Ankle Fracture Rehab For Athletes
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
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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Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?
Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehab: Anything that is low impact to start would be fine, suggest starting wearing a brace to start with then transition. One thing i tell my patients is use bottom step hold handrail and slowly lower your foot the slowly raise onto tip toes. This helps with strength and rom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage. Unfortunately you may not return to 100% of your old level of activities, but anything to help you get back close to that will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, here's the: Thing: ace bandages don't offer any support and may give you a false sense of security. First, make sure your ankle injury isn't serious by seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist and getting x-rayed. In minor injuries, a soft cast or even a certain type of boot is fine. More serious injuries require a cast or even surgery. Don't assume; get checked out! ...Read more
What are good rehab exercises for lower broken leg , including knee , tibia fibula if you can't afford a physical therapist?
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My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
Gait traning : You will probably get you out of bed and moving on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy will initially focus on range of motion and strengthening exercises. Depending on the type of surgery you had and whether you have assistance at home, you may need to go from the hospital to an extended care facility. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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