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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How to start walking in aircast boot after ankle surgery?

How to start walking in aircast boot after ankle surgery?

Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif. ...Read more

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Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other structures of foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay. ...Read more

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When can I start weight bearing after bi-malleolar ankle fracture non displaced?

When can I start weight bearing after bi-malleolar ankle fracture non displaced?

X-ray: The answer really depends on the facture. I neeed to see a x-ray to answer that. You will get various answers. I am very aggressive at letting people weight bear but if it is potentially unstable then it is wrong to weight bear. ...Read more

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?

Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?

Need Specialist: A stress fracture in the metatarsal usually heals uneventfully and certainly within a 10 week period. You need to see if the fracture is still present. Bone density test?Seeing a specialist is the right way to go. ...Read more

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Why am i still having difficulty bearing weight on ankle without cam walker? Simple fibula fracture with sprain.

Tendon damage: Altho the tibial fracture may be completely healed, sprained and torn tendons may take a lot longer to heal up. Suggest re-examination by ortho, or a short course of physical therapy to treat for disuse and conditioning. ...Read more

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When do you prescribe a cast vs a walking boot after foot and ankle injury?

When do you prescribe a cast vs a walking boot after foot and ankle injury?

They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remove a cast. Walking boots are great when the condition that you are treating is safe to remove from the immobilization temporarily, eg to take a shower. In instances where it is not appropriate to remove the immobilization, a cast is better. ...Read more

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Wearing a walking boot for broken ankle now knee on other leg hurts?

Wearing a walking boot for broken ankle now knee on other leg hurts?

Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read more

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Can you wear ankle fracture boot instead of cast?

Ankle Fracture Boot: It depends on why you need the cast versus the boot. Sometimes you need to start with a cast and transition to a boot. Some physicians will use a boot or a cast depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Cast on ankle six weeks what next? Rehab?

Cast on ankle six weeks what next? Rehab?

Sounds good: But, I am surprised you have to ask and your doctor did not lay out a plan for you and tell you what to expect...But yes, your assumption sounds about right. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Definition)

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more