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How much recovery time do you need after a broken ankle cast?

How much recovery time do you need after a broken ankle cast?

Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...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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I have broken ankle cast will have been on 7weeks will it be healed?

I have broken ankle cast will have been on 7weeks will it be healed?

8-12 weeks: Fractures typically take about 12 weeks to heal. Often times, a cast can be removed before 12 weeks and a removable brace can be worn until full healing has occurred. ...Read more

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Is it okay that my broken ankle hurt in walking cast?

Is it okay that my broken ankle hurt in walking cast?

Broken ankle: If it hurts in your cast , see the physician that put the cast on it. He/she would want you to make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Broken ankle 6 weeks ago. Cast off today and when I walk aided my leg goes from under me. Why is this?

Weak: if you've been in a cast for 6 weeks your ankle is weak. likely the fracture has healed so the bone can support your weight. work on motion and strengthening. you might need some light external support during this process ...Read more

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By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

Depends: On the type of work you do. If you have an office type job that allows you to sit you can probably work. ...Read more

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Would they put a cast on it right away if you have a broken ankle?

Would they put a cast on it right away if you have a broken ankle?

Not always: If you have severe swelling they may wait 24-48 hours to put on a cast. ...Read more

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I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, how long will it take to walk without pain?

I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, how long will it take  to walk without pain?

Speak to your doctor: Several weeks, but if pain is bad you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If i was to get a cast for my broken ankle, how long must i wear it before taking them off?

If i was to get a cast for my broken ankle, how long must i wear it before taking them off?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the fracture, what bones are involved and if you had surgery or not. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

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