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Can You Walk With 2nd Metatarsal Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
What to do if I have a walking boot and have a fractured ankle non-displaced medial malleolus. 4 weeks. Can i weight bear?
Sure...: Hello, After a period of rest for an uncomplicated fracture, you can attend school. Using crutches to stay non wight bearing on the affected foot would be recommended to optimize healing. As always you should consult your doctor and comply with his/her recommendations. Feel Better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?
Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swelling and pain can be a sign of some degree of instability. Ask the surgeon as to his take on your healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Podiatrist diagnosed 5th metatarsal stress fracture near toe even though it's not on x ray. Pain & swelling when walking and swimming. Could it be tendonitis instead? Can foot heal without an orthopedic shoe, which feels worse than sneaker?
How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places
Asked to wear insoles because of posterior tibial tendonitis. Start to have 2nd toe pain when i walk. What to do?
2nd toe pain: Because of the pain in your 2nd toe, you may have more pathology than just ptt. You may have a tight heel cord that puts extra pressure on the ball of your feet, this could lead to repetitive trauma. Also, the 2nd toe may be longer than the great toe and may be jamming into the shoe. Lastly, the new insole may be taking too much room in the shoe and jamming your foot/toes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've an Avulsion Frcture of 5th metatarsal 9 days ago ,bruising almost gone,no pain foot can go flat to floor, should I try to walk without my crutch?
What will happen to your injured foot if you rarely walk for months after an ankle sprain Could plantar f. and metatarsalgia occur once walking again?
Rehabilitation: When you injure a body part, the loss of strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio can be the cause of significant injuries as you begin to work out again. Typically a physical therapist can help reduce the loss of function as you recover safely. Dr Rich Blake ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone spur on metatarsal, treated with cortisone, now foot is swollen ankle to toes, painful to stand or walk. What should I do now?
I have a heel fracture. It's not displaced, don't need surgery. How long before i can start trying to walk with the boot cast?
I'm at 6 weeks post ankle
surgery. I can walk in boot as long as no pain says doctor. When will I be able to walk with no boot or play basketball?
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
Depends on location: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage
Sometimes yes & : Sometimes no. That is why this is not a good gauge to determine if a toe is fractured. A medical evaluation with x-ray can determine if the toe is broken. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be able to give you specific treatment recommendations and to advise of recommended limitations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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