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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
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
Speak to your doctor: Several weeks, but if pain is bad you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
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 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
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
Yes it is: If doctor give you the permission to do that. ...Read more
I have a broken ankle in a walking cast. Is it ok to put BenGay on it for some pain relief if I put right back in boot after?
Ben Gay: It should be okay. Call your orthopod. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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........
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
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
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