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Are there exercises I can do with my cast on?

Are there exercises I can do with my cast on?

Ask your treating MD: Not all casts are the same, and not all injuries for which casting is indicated are the same. You can usually exercise your uninjured limbs that are not casted safely once cleared by your treating physician. Check with your physician to make sure this is the case for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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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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Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Not knowing why U-: -have the cast on 4 would help but the ultimate answer must come from Ur provider who knows about Ur case. ...Read more

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What exercise can be done with the child in full leg casts with botox for 4 weeks?

What exercise can be done with the child in full leg casts with botox for 4 weeks?

Cerebral palsy?: I assume you are talking about Botox for treatment of hyper spasticity associated with cp. Only your physician and therapist know the muscles treated and so it would be best to ask them about which muscle groups are still active and should be used to minimize atrophy and institute proper treatment of agonist and synergistic muscle groups. ...Read more

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What exercise can be done with the child in full leg casts with botox for 4 weeks?

What exercise can be done with the child  in full leg casts with botox  for 4 weeks?

Depends upon age: It depends upon your child's age, and his general health. I am assuming that he is in the casts wtih Botox to manage cerebral palsy? Does he have normal function in his upper body? Talk with your local pt and they can help you devise some exercises that will fit within his ability. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband ( rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more

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Does anyone out there have a good link to some information with advice with hand exercises wearing cast?

Does anyone out there have a good link to some information with advice with hand exercises wearing cast?

Ask your doc: You need to ask the doctor that put it on. He/she may actually not want you doing any excercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Yes- esp. if seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more