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Best Brace For Broken Ankle
Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. 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
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
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a cast, splint or brace may be needed in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?
Depends: The length of nonweightbearing and immobilization will depend on the severity and instability of the break. A simple break and repair may not need a cast at all, relying on a boot immobilizer instead. Complex unstable fracture repairs may need 4-8 weeks of casting, also followed by a boot for another month or so. Your surgeon should discuss surgical recovery with you before the case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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