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Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Scabies or allergy?: The rash could be due to scabies or chigger bites, or due to contact allergies. Rashes and itching caused by chigger bites looks and feels scabies or contact allergy and are caused by a combination of digestive enzymes secreted by mites and the immune response of the host causing an intense pruritus (jones, j.G. (1987). Is it due to contact allergy to mats or lotions used during yoga? See doctor!

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Will I get a medical boot if I broke my ankle in 2 places?

Will I get a medical boot if I broke my ankle in 2 places?

Doctor's decision: Immobilization for treatment is based on the type of injury sustained and the doctor's decision. If yours is one that can heal with weightbearing, you may be placed in a walking boot/cam walker; however, if it is an injury that will require more stringent immobilization a cast may be employed.

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I sprained my ankle and chipped it a little, would one of those boots be an option so I don't have to use crutches?

I sprained my ankle and chipped it a little, would one of those boots be an option so I don't have to use crutches?

Ankle Sprain: A Cam walker should be used for 4-6 weeks to allow the ankle to heal. If the pain is severe you can use crutches as well until the pain improves and you can use the walker alone. Good luck

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What convenience store can you get an ankle boot?

Ankle boot: Need to get the boot from an orthopedic or podiatric surgeon.

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Wearing a boot for an ankle twist how long is it required?

Wearing a boot for an ankle twist how long is it required?

It depends: On how severely you injured the ankle. It might be a couple of weeks, or a few weeks longer. Talk to your treating physician what is appropriate for you.

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My ankle is really big and hard. Did I get hurt really bad? I don't wanna wear crutches or that black boot. Am I gonna have wear that or what?

My ankle is really big and hard. Did I get hurt really bad? I don't wanna wear crutches or that black boot. Am I gonna have wear that or what?

You ask if you got: Hurt bad...So tell us did you suffer any trauma? You need to visit a footdoc or orthopedist who can take ankle x-rays and determine what is wrong. If the treatment is to wear the boot - then yes you have to wear the boot. Unless, you have no desire to get better.

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How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

At least 3 weeks..: Hello, Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of motion is allow come week 4. With an ankle sprain depending on what ligaments and how bad they were involved I would say at least 3 weeks of offloading/protected weight-bearing would be appropriate. Feel Better!

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If you have a broken ankle, do you sleep in the boot?

If you have a broken ankle, do you sleep in the boot?

Cast or "the boot": "boot" meaning the fracture walking boot - usually yes, as the boot is a hi-tech version of the plain old cast used to prevent from the fracture to displace and loose its proper alignment.

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Should I wear a walking boot if I have ankle problems?

Should I wear a walking boot if I have ankle problems?

Possibly: It could be helpful for you. I would recommend evaluation by a physician to see what's causing your ankle problems. A walking boot may not be the solution.

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How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

Not good idea: No, I would not think that would be wise. If you want a boot you can just go and purchase one, you don't have to injure yourself to get one.

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I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

Depends: It depends on the specific diagnosis. If you have a simple ankle sprain that has improved to the point it is often not painful at all, you may not need any immobilization. If you are improving to the extent you are nearly back to normal, you might just give it more time. If you are having persistent episodes of intermittent pain, then I would be seen for an accurate diagnosis.

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I just broke my ankle and I have a boot now for four weeks. Am I suppose to sleep in my boot?

I just broke my ankle and I have a boot now for four weeks. Am I suppose to sleep in my boot?

Absolutely: I typically tell fracture patients who are being treated with a boot to sleep in it... especially when getting up to go to the bathroom... you don't have to worry about putting it on. Just clean it up really well on the bottom when you are allowed to walk in it... or wrap in a plastic bag so your bed doesn't get dirty. Best wishes!

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I broke my ankle then had surgery and everything is going well. Will it be okay to walk with boots?

I broke my ankle then had surgery and everything is going well. Will it be okay to walk with boots?

Yes: At some point and that will depend on where you are in your rehabilitation. Your physical therapist will be able to tell you when you are ready.

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I put my boot back on like I was told to for my sprain ankle and it is causing pain that I wasn't having.

I put my boot back on like I was told to for my sprain ankle and it is causing pain that I wasn't having.

Pain: If you have pain walking or pain when touching the bony part of the ankle, you should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. I would also suggest ice, advil (ibuprofen) and a looser boot.

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I fell couple week on my ankle and my knee have been hurting off and on since. I was high boots and I twisted my ankle and landed on my knee.

I fell couple week on my ankle and my knee have been hurting off and on since. I was high boots and I twisted my ankle and landed on my knee.

Knee pain: The impact transmitted to the knee and the twisting of the foot twist the muscles attached to the knee and turn it can cause problem in the knee including meniscus tear. Have it evaluated and observed well. It could just be an inflammatory reaction and can go away or other condition.

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Sprained my ankle badly a fewyears ago, recently again, it's been very painful. I've heard of people using walking boots for sprains. Would that be good?

Sprained my ankle badly a fewyears ago, recently again, it's been very painful. I've heard of people using walking boots for sprains. Would that be good?

Be seen: It would probably be a good idea to be seen first, in part to make sure you have not sustained a more severe injury than an ankle sprain such as, for example, a fracture. Mild ankle fractures may not need any immobilization although sometimes an ace wrap can reduce swelling. Severe grade III ankle sprains can be treated for the short term with rigid immobilization such as cast or boot.

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I sprained my ankle 10-20 times already. It's painful. I've worn a ankle boot for 6 months. It stopped hurting but it came back? What should I do now?

I sprained my ankle 10-20 times already. It's painful. I've worn a ankle boot for 6 months. It stopped hurting but it came back? What should I do now?

Be seen: You would be wise to be seen and evaluated. When someone "sprains" there ankle, they stretch or tear ligaments that stabilize the ankle. They will often heal and so most people who sprain there ankle fully recover. But sometimes the ligaments don't heal and chronic instability with recurrent sprains can result. Ligament reconstruction may be indicated.