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Cam Walker After Ankle Sprain
6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker
Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more
-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
I sprained my ankle 9 weeks ago. Still can't walk on it. I have an small OCD of the talus. Should I be in a cam walker and non weight bearing?
Can I do cardio. Elliptical and treadmill with cam walker after fracture of fibula and sprained ankle?
Severe ankle sprain 3 wks ago. Orthopedic put in cam walker. looked like a balloon when first injured it and still pretty swollen. Is this normal?
Not unusual.: Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury. Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and ankle stability compromised--thus the cam walker. Very common for this type of injury to swell and stay swollen for extended periods. Some patients have residual swelling long term after severe sprains. Physical therapy can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Just had cast removed for severely sprain ankle, still have some pain with walking and still swollen. Have cam walker for 2-4 weeks, all normal?
Why am i still having difficulty bearing weight on ankle without cam walker? Simple fibula fracture with sprain.
Just got out of cam walker for lat.Malleolus frac. Ongoing ankle probs for last 4 years. What can I do at home to help my ankles inc. Massage/therapy?
Calf pain when standing, subsides while lying down. Ankle plate surgery 6 weeks ago, and have been in a cam walker for 2 weeks now, weight bearing.
Compartment syndrome: check with you surgeon area of compartment pressure. ...Read more
Will a navicular stress fracture still heal if i 'walk' in my cam walker without flexing my ankle? It is so hard to deal with two kids on crutches.
Navicular fracture: It will heal because the cam walker has a rocker bottom sole wich helps keep the foot from completing a complete gait cycle. With that said it will heal faster if you immobilize it completely. Any fracture takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal with proper immobility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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