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I will be having a bunion removed. I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?

I will be having a bunion removed. I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?

Bunion surgery: If you need your foot to drive your car........And most of us do.... Then it is not recommended you drive while in a cast.....
In short, I would tell you no, you cannot drive. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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How long should I wear my foot cast for?

How long should I wear my foot cast for?

Depends: This is dependent on the injury and the instructions of your doctor. If you have questions ask you treated physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Yes- esp. If seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more

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Why do people usually get foot cast?

Why do people usually get foot cast?

Immobilize: A foot cast is used to immobilize a injured area on the foot to keep it from moving and give it a chance to heal. A example of this would be a stress fractue of the metatarsal bone. ...Read more

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How do I dry my foot cast when its wet?

How do I dry my foot cast when its wet?

It should not be wet: You need to call your doctor. Depending on wet it is, it may need to be changed.
A wet cast can create a fungus infection of the skin and start to smell. ...Read more

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My heel hurts after I got my foot cast removed. Normal?

My heel hurts after I got my foot cast removed. Normal?

Yes: Often after being in a cast, the foot and ankle can lack flexibility. This lack of flexibilty will cause stress to the bottom of the foot at the plantar fascia ligament which results in heel pain. Stretching and physical therapy will help with this problem. ...Read more

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Got my foot cast off yesterday, and my foot swelling up like a cantaloupe again, why?

Got my foot cast off yesterday, and my foot swelling up like a cantaloupe again, why?

Stagnation: Venous stagnation need to get checked for DVT by sonogram, If negative sonogram keep elevated and wear stockings ...Read more

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Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected! Use crutches! -h-. ...Read more

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Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more

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I have a broken ankle and I am in a cast I have got a bruise near my toes it's little but has just appeared I am on fragmin (dalteparin) for 6 weeks what do I do?

I have a broken ankle and I am in a cast I have got a bruise near my toes it's little but has just appeared I am on fragmin (dalteparin) for 6 weeks what do I do?

See your doctor: The bruise could be pooled blood from the fracture because gravity causes it to accumulate in your feet. However, as you are on fragmin (dalteparin) any bleeding of concern should be discussed w/your doctor. They can determine the appropriate evaluation & if necessary remove the cast, image and test in the office and replace appropriately. It's important to keep your doctor apprised of bleeding while on Fragmin (dalteparin) ...Read more

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My foot is in a full cast for about 4 days. Healing was on the way until last night I started feeling pain and stiiffness?

My foot is in a full cast for about 4 days. Healing was on the way until last night I started feeling pain and stiiffness?

See below: It could be just a cramp, or it may be swollen making the cast tight.
You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there is a fracture or injury and can take several months to a year for complete recovery. You are doing everything right, but patience is the best ally in this recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about my foot sweating in my ankle cast?

Do you think I should be worried about my foot sweating in my ankle cast?

Sweat: As stated there really isn't much you can do about it. If you have concerns of any kind, see your treating physician. ...Read more

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I have 5th metatarsal bone fracture of base of metatarsal. I have cast on for four weeks and suddenly some in my feet. Can someone tell me. Why pain?

I have 5th metatarsal bone fracture of base of metatarsal. I have cast on for four weeks and suddenly some in my feet. Can someone tell me. Why pain?

I have 5th metatarsa: Are you saying you have pain in the foot after 4 weeks of casting? Please call your doctor, have the cast removed and have the doctor examine your foot and re-take x-rays. To see how the fracture is healing. Hopefully you are not putting any pressure on this foot for this fracture to heal well. ...Read more

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I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until I get a cast.

I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until I get a cast.

Fracture: As the left foot will do your weight bearing make sure you wear a good shoe with a non slip sole and exercise reasonable care. Trying to hurry with crutches is a big no no - give yourself extra time to get somewhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a fracture in my ankle and I have a cast around my feet! But near my toes their are two bruises. Is their anything to worry about?

I have a fracture in my ankle and I have a cast around my feet! But near my toes their are two bruises. Is their anything to worry about?

Generally not.: It could be discoloration from the bleeding under the skin. Check with your doctor, just to be sure. ...Read more

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A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

Watch and wait: You may watch and wait. If the site becomes red, painful, develops a discharge or you get fever, see a doctor. If it has been more than 24 hours since the injury you may apply warm compress. ...Read more

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I have had a hematoma on my pinky toe sans injury for a week. Had it aspirated about 5 daysago still no regular shoes. Howlong should it take to heal?

I have had a hematoma on my pinky toe sans injury for a week. Had it aspirated about 5 daysago still no regular shoes. Howlong should it take to heal?

If the hematoma: Was drained, what exactly do you want to heal? Once the hematoma is drained your issue should be solved. Some residual discomfort may linger. I imagine tight shoes should be avoided until any discomfort subsides. ...Read more

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I had left ing hernia surgery 3 months ago and hematoma about the size of a golf ball is still present in my scrotum. Does this require more surgery?

Generally No: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, post-op scrotal hematomas usually always resolve completely or become much smaller with time over a period of many months. Surgical excision is rarely needed unless the hematoma becomes infected or is associated with persistent, bothersome discomfort after an adequate period of observation which is uncommon. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

Not safe to guess.: Telling the difference between the two is not always as simple as following as bullet point list. Both of these conditions can vary in appearance from patient to patient. To reduce the chances of missing the diagnosis, several things are needed. A thorough examination, a precise history of the problem and most importantly, experience in recognizing what you are seeing. Have the examined and soon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get a bruise on my foot?

Can you tell me how I could get a bruise on my foot?

Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a cast for my badly sprained ankle?

Can you tell me if I could get a cast for my badly sprained ankle?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain casting can be a treatment option. There are several ligaments that hold your ankle together and when enough of them are torn, the ankle can become unstable requiring a cast. In some cases they need to be surgically repaired. In most cases, however, an ankle sprain an be treated with a removable boot although sometimes you still need to use crutches. ...Read more

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Had a cast for 5 weeks on my leg. Been really hot where I live. Really moist around my heel. Should I be worried about mold. Cast is off in 4 days.?

Ready to cast Off.: Hang in there, you're almost done. You will see soon enough. Probably nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more