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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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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I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle, and i'm supposed to walk on it but it feels very weird when I try?

I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle, and i'm supposed to walk on it but it feels very weird when I try?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to have a strange feeling when beginning to walk after having a cast removed. But if you have concerns, talk to you treating physician. ...Read more

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I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

Give it time: You should be able to walk soon. Give it time. If the surgeon said you can walk it mean you are safe too but you will likely take awhile to get your balance an strength back. ...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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I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will i be able to walk without any pain?

I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will i be able to walk without any pain?

Depends on injury: Obviously, your doctor wouldn't have removed the cast if the ankle wasn't ready to support weight. The length of time until pain free walking really depends on the injury. Most fractures will have some degree of stiffness for weeks after cast removal. If the joint is involved, this could extend to months and physical therapy may be needed to restore motion. The best person to ask is your doctor. ...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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What to do if I have a broken ankle and can't walk, what can I do?

What to do if I have a broken ankle and can't walk, what can I do?

Go to doc: See a foot/ankle specialist. The fact you can't walk on it, is serious. You need to get your foot examined and an x-ray taken. Once the severity of your injury has been determined, a treatment plan can be initiated. ...Read more

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Is a cast needed for a broken ankle?

Is a cast needed for a broken ankle?

Broken ankle: The answer depends on the type of fracture. If it is not surgically reduced, immobilization is critically important. There are certain types of minor fractures that do not require casting, but for the most part, it is an important part of the approach to maximizing the healing. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Bad idea: Not only can it slow healing.... It can knock the bones out of alignment and cause healing in a mal aligned position! no, no, no! ...Read more

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What happens after cast remove after broken ankle?

Depends: On type of break and clinical signs. May require physical therapy to improve range of motion and decrease swelling that may occur once weight bearing without cast. Ask your doctor. He or she will give you the best answer. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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

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My cast is hurting my broken ankle small break should I remove and put on tensor bandage and stay off it?

My cast is hurting my broken ankle small break should I remove and put on tensor bandage and stay off it?

SEE Dr put it on: You should see the person to put it on so it can takecorrecting action.Without seen the fx i can not make recomendations for you to take it off. ...Read more

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Can you walk on a broken ankle?

Broken Ankle: No you shouldn't walk on it if you want it to heal the correct way and not prolong the healing. ...Read more

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Can i safely walk on my broken ankle?

Depends: This depends on the type of broken ankle you have and whether you can bear weight. You will need to ask specifically to your doctor treating your injury what your limitations will be. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to walk on a broken ankle?

Would it be possible to walk on a broken ankle?

Yes: If the fracture is still in alignment and not complete it would be possible to walk. It would also depend on which bone is broken ...Read more

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Cast remove after broken ankle: what occurs now?

Depends: It depends on your healthcare provider's assessment of the healing and protocol. Sometimes a smaller ankle support is recommended. Physical therapy may also be suggested. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my broken ankle be healed after 6 weeks of cast?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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Should a broken ankle still hurt after its been put in a cast?

Probably: The cast is to stabilize and position the ankle in a proper position for healing. It also keeps you from re-injuring it. It does not eliminate the pain. Your pain should be managed by your treating physician - either with narcotic analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's). ...Read more

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Is a boot or a cast for better for a broken ankle?

Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot. If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area. ...Read more

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How long does one normally wear a cast after broken ankle surgery?

Depends: The length of nonweightbearing and immobilization will depend on the severity and instability of the break. A simple break and repair may not need a cast at all, relying on a boot immobilizer instead. Complex unstable fracture repairs may need 4-8 weeks of casting, also followed by a boot for another month or so. Your surgeon should discuss surgical recovery with you before the case. ...Read more

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Had cast on for 4wks for broken ankle & took off myself.Has pain and has some edema.Normal or not?Was having diff. Getting back to ortho dr........

Had cast on for 4wks for broken ankle & took off myself.Has pain and has some edema.Normal or not?Was having diff. Getting back to ortho dr........

Fractured ankle: Not sure of the exact fracture. 4 weeks is the earliest that i would expect improvement. Not a good idea to take off cast without followup. If continued problems would definately go back to ortho doc. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to walk on my broken ankle?

Have you seen the Dr: If you have a broken ankle, i hope that that was already evaluated by a foot/ankle specialist. Depending on the type of break (fracture) and how long the condition has been treated, will dictate if it is safe to walk. Fractures typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. Without knowing what kind of break you have, you need to have the doctor that diagnosed your condition re-evaluate it and advise. ...Read more

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How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Bernstein
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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


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