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Can I Walk In A Walking Boot On A Broken Fibula
Yes it is: If doctor give you the permission to do that. ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: For a foot fracture, it depends on the type, severity, location, and medical history. If the fracture is non displaced and you're braced to off-load that area (with stability) than it should be fine. Let pain and swelling be your guide unless you have past medical hx of nonunion, neuropathy, or other bone healing complications. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
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
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?
Closed 1,2,3&5 metatarsal fractures. Doc put me in a Aircast. Would a fiberglass cast be better? Still a lot of pain in boot.
I am in a Walking boot for a clean fracture of right fibula.
After two weeks I can walk in the boot with no pain? Good sign?
Yes: That is a good sign, but you will need to continue to wear the boot until you get x rays to know that the bone is healed. Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Sometimes: Depends on interference by pain with walking.If you have a broken toe or toes you may have to wear short-leg walking cast, a brace, or a rigid, flat-bottom shoe. It can take six to eight weeks for bone to heal, depending on the location and extent of the injury. Obviously rest is important. Should be evaluated by orthopedic doctor, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for your whole foot and ankle to swell with a fracture of the 2nd metatarsal and I am in a cam walking boot should I ACE wrap @ night?
Yes, and tell Dr...: It is possible to get swelling in the whole foot/ankle with a fractured 2nd metatarsal. You want to make sure you are properly immobilized with the cam boot. You may want to contact the dr. Treating you because the fracture may need to be reassessed and make certain it is healing in alignment and has not shifted or become displaced. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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