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Broken Ankle Swelling After Cast Removal
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
A few weeks: The skin, muscles, and soft tissues in your foot will get back to normal when you start using it like normal. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks after cast removal. You may have a prominent area of callous formation that will remodel over the next year. Fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal are subcutaneous. If you are a thin person you may notice a bump permanently. ...Read more
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?
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
This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Month or more: Assuming you were casted for 6-12 weeks after your injury, it will take a month or so to get the motion back, and the swelling to go down. There will be additional episodes of this for up to a year. ...Read more
How to reduce swelling and muscle stiffness near knee joints and ankle joints after removing cast after knee surgery?
Time: If you have undergone surgery to repair a fractured metacarpal it may take some time before healing occurs, if at all. Depending upon which one was broken and the manner of attempted repair this can be unpredictable. Discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more
Arthroscopic ankle surgery week ago. removed floating fragment & tightened ligaments. In half splint. Feel pain when move ankle certain way. Normal?
Normal: to feel some discomfort after surgery a week post op. Gradually the pain will lessen and you should feel better, if not consult with your surgeon. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bimalleolar fracture of ankle 11 days ago. No surgery needed. Ankle is in a fiberglass cast. Ankle hasn't hurt since being in the cast. Should it be?
Should: Part of the pain one may experience is because there is movement around the segment that is fractured. Hence, immobilization restricts the movement and some pain relief is offered. Some ice behind your knee can possibly help as well, and if you need pain killers can be prescribed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected ! use crutches ! -h-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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