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Sprained ankle 19d ago. Swelling/pain better. @ ER ankle braces, crutches for 6 wks. Still limited movement/stiff/v weak. Will physio heal 100%?
Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot? Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.
Sounds Amiss.: If it is still swollen and still painful after three months, then it is. more that likely not healed. It makes no sense to continue to put pressure on an apparently unstable fracture. You need to have it re-evaluated to determine the true extent of the healing or non-healing, whichever it may be. ...Read more
On crutches 4 foot/ankle fractures. No weight as per dr. Crutch use caused rib displacement.Now crutch use and movement are extr painful. Suggestions?
Adjust the crutches: Sometimes adjusting the height of the crutches and/or adding padding can help. If not, i would suggest switching to a walker. Worst case scenario would be to use a wheelchair for some time until you progress your weightbearing status. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more
Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?
Undisplaced fracture/bone bruise on posterior medial talus 3 week ago.Given ROM exercises and walking boot today,told to wear only when walking?Right?
Weight bearing: The boot is needed if you are weight bearing - walking or standing. Not needed if at rest or while your foot is elevated. ...Read more
G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?
Crutches OK: It would be safe to use crutches. However, crutches can cause soreness and skin breakdown in the armpits. Occasionally irritation of nerves to the arms can occur. If you are developing problems consult you primary doctor. Additionally, if the leg pain is not getting better within 6-8 weeks consult your doctor for an opinion from a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?
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