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Best Brace For Broken Ankle
Wait until healed: Rarely should one dance with a fractured ankle until cleared by his/her physician. Most ankle fractures heal in 4-12 weeks, and i then prescribe physical therapy for several weeks before a patient can return to dancing, power walking, jogging or sports. Prior to that return, I do usually prescribe a brace (lace-up/velcro or semi-rigid) to prevent the ankle from rolling in/out and re-injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!
Comfort, Stability: Great question ...Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes your foot, like a running shoe. Consider with toy doc compression hose or bracine as well if needed at your stage of rehab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told by my doctor to wean myself into walking in a boot what is the best way to do so coming off crutches from a broken ankle. I am nervous ....
Easy as Pie.: Keep it simple. Start with using the crutches for most of your support, After a day, put equal pressure on the boot and crutches. The next day, put more pressure on the boot and less on the crutches. Finally, toss the crutches aside. ...Read more
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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