Doctor insights on:
Broken Ankle Recovery Timeline
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for everyday 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
County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more
Can drinking a glass of milk at least three times a day and eating yorgot and collard greens speed up the recovery of a broken ankle?
They may help..: Certainly these are healthy choices of foods and good food choices/habits often correlate with better health. Good health will help heal injury faster/better. Thus, your habits likely r contributing positively on your recovery. I would not just do this for your ankle but con't all the time for your health in general. Eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly. U can't buy good health. Good luck. ...Read more
If I drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat I need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks I hope.?
I don't believe:
The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet.
It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal ... I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read more
Six weeks.: Depending on where and what type of fracture it is, it should heal in 6 weeks. ...Read more
Per your dr: Need to ask them. (they have seen your xrays). ...Read more
I have a broken ankle 3 weeks ago I have a cast on but every time I put my foot down start to get purple?
I recovered from a broken ankle playing basketball now. Last time it got really sore. How can I strengthen it faster? The surrounding muscles?
I am 1 year post op for removing a screw that was put in for a broken ankle, and I still have pain when I walk for a long time. Can therapy help?
Possibly: If the initial ankle injury involved the joint surface, pain can persist for a long time. Anytime a joint is involved in injury it is possible for post-traumatic arthritis to set in. If no joint involvement then stability and functional issues can create pain, both of which are improved with physical therapy. Bracing and orthotics can provide functional stability and pain reduction as well. ...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 more
Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray. ...Read more
Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling a pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed I recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. ...Read more
Avoid future problem:
Ankle fracture which are well aligned can be treated with cast immobilization for 6-8 weeks.
Ankle fracture where there is instability or incongruity in the
joint may require internal fixation followed by a cast to get the best results and avoid future problem with arthritis. ...Read more