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Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Crutches elevation: If your foot/ankle hurts when walking on it in a cast use crutches. Maybe too early to walk on it if it is swelling elevation higher than your heart can help. ...Read more

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Broken Ankle (Definition)

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


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Will swelling make my broken ankle worse?

Will swelling make my broken ankle worse?

No, but: It may slow the healing process. Swelling may cause congestion of blood flow. If blood flow is hindered healing will not be optimized. For help with this: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...Read more

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How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

Many variables: To minimize, ice it as much as you can and elevate.... ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have swelling in a broken ankle after 5 weeks?

Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner , but rarely as early as 5 weeks. ...Read more

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Fell with impact outside left ankle. Swelling no better with RICE. pain with weight bearing. Age 50 female with sjogrens disease. If bone is cracked?

Fell with impact outside left ankle. Swelling no better with RICE. pain with weight bearing. Age 50 female with sjogrens disease. If bone is cracked?

See your doctor: Have you tried an air cast? There may be a fracture. The only way to know is to have your doctor order appropriate radiographic tests. He/she can also treat your pain. It sounds like you need to make a trip to your doctor or to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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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


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