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Best brace for broken ankle?

Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance?

Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance?

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 more

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Physio exercise for broken ankle- what is best?

Physio exercise for broken ankle- what is best?

Listen to your doc: If you broke your ankle you are likely under the care of a doctor, hence you must follow their directions. ...Read more

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What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!

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 more

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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 ....

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

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

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 more

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How to lessen a limp after a broken ankle?

Physical therapy: Therapy to help strengthen the muscles and range of motion exercises will help to decrease the limp. ...Read more

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Does a broken ankle need to be elevated 24/7?

No: But the more you elevate it the less swelling you will have and therefor promote better healing. ...Read more

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Can you walk on a broken ankle?

Broken Ankle: No you shouldn't walk on it if you want it to heal the correct way and not prolong the healing. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more