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Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more
Danger !: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more
Shopping?: Your question suggests you're having problems with a recalcitrant adolescent. If so, before sending them off to boot camp, you may wish to consider counseling and a visit to your doctor to be sure there no underlying causes for the misbehavior. Drug use is a common problem in this area. As are learning problems. ...Read more
Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?
Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tibial stress fracture. Doc said wear boot when possible, don't put stress on it. Is cycling ok to maintain fitness? Walking some w/out boot bad/ok?
Stress fracture: Depends...As long as you stay with low impact activities, most stress fractures will heal. However, the tibia shaft has poorer blood supply compared to other bones & in rarer circumstances will not heal & require surgery to fix. Talk with your ortho for additional info. ...Read more
Undisplaced fracture/bone bruise on posterior medial talus 3 week ago.Given ROM exercises and walking boot today,told to wear only when walking?Right?
Weight bearing: The boot is needed if you are weight bearing - walking or standing. Not needed if at rest or while your foot is elevated. ...Read more
9 weeks post ankle orif took cast off at 6 weeks on phys therapy , now walking w/out crutches full rom not gained yet, is it safe to start biking in gym?
Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot? Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.
Sounds Amiss.: If it is still swollen and still painful after three months, then it is. more that likely not healed. It makes no sense to continue to put pressure on an apparently unstable fracture. You need to have it re-evaluated to determine the true extent of the healing or non-healing, whichever it may be. ...Read more
Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe foot sprain, in cam boot since 1/24 until 3/6. Gradually increasing weight bearing & going to pt. What is typical time until completely healed?
Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?
Foot fracture: Open surgery to treat a foot fracture complicated by CRPS makes ongoing care necessary, it may be prudent to gain other opinions as to what's best to treat further. Many times need joint supervision by pain management specialist and foot specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remove a cast. Walking boots are great when the condition that you are treating is safe to remove from the immobilization temporarily, eg to take a shower. In instances where it is not appropriate to remove the immobilization, a cast is better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi- I have a grade 3 ankle sprain s/p 56 hours. X-rays negative for fracture. I am wearing a cast boot and walking FWB. Should I do NWB?
Not necessarily: In general, you would want to stay off it to try to limit the swelling. Once you get beyond that, there is usually no contraindications to weight bearing as tolerated in a cast. The ligaments involved are not so much involved in weight bearing as they are in stabilizing the ankle and so would be protected in a cast. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more
Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?
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