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Not necessary: A toe cover is used in winter to keep your toes warm. ...Read more
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
Broke 4th5th metatarsal 10wks ago, foot cast only now told to bear weight, ankle is huge as is leg 1 week later is this normal?
Get checked. Excesse: Seems excessive for 10 weeks out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I will be having a bunion removed. I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?
Yes: Yes as long as you do not have any cuts or sores. ...Read more
Is it normal for foot to be swollen. Had foot in cast for six weeks. Cast was taken off january 6?
I broke my 5th metatarsal on my foot. No cast just foot boot and crutches. No weight bearing. When should I try to walk on it. I cant go to the dr I d?
Break in period..: There are breaks and then there are breaks. Without knowing the severity of the fracture, stress or otherwise, it is impossible to assign a treatment regimen. No matter what the degree of injury, it would be most wise to avoid weight bearing as much as possible and use the crutches with the boot. ...Read more
Emma age 10 has a buckle fracture on her 5th something beginin in M. on her left foot. No cast was given just bangaged during day.
Broken foot, boot cast, muscle disease etc., body aches/hurts tired from top to bottom! How do I adjust ¬ get weaker etc. Why does upper body hurt?
If your not putting: Pressure on the foot then your body is not aligned properly and you end up exerting more energy and utilizing other body parts etc.... ...Read more
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot, now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
I recently had surgery on my right foot and my cast is really painful. Is there anything that would help?
Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband (rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more
I had surgery on my bunion. My foot is in cast for six weeks. Regarding this should i. Continue with crutches?
Ask your Dr: It would be best to ask your surgeon. But probably yes. ...Read more
Burning in the upper part of my foot and side. Broke ankle on 4-4-12 and foot. No more cast. I have a boot now?
My fiberglass cast was removed 10 months ago from my leg and foot. Could the cast possibly have caused nerve damage?
Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work
It is possible: If swelling is severe, it could cut off the circulation. If you get any discoloration of the toes or experience excessive pain or a feeling of numbness, have it evaluated right asap. To decrease your chances of developing a blood clot you may benefit by being on blood thinning medication or you may try to flex your calf muscles every once in a while and try to move your toes. Get docs advice. ...Read more
I have a foot in a cast and wrap it with 2 trashbags and tape. Can I submerge it? My doctor told me to wrap my foot with doubled trash bags and tape with masking tape. I have been hanging my leg out of the tub and cause a huge mess with the water. Is that
Trying to keep your foot dry by wrapping it in one, two or more trash bags and taping it not only doesn't work well, but it's cumbersome, and more apt to cause an accident.
You have two choices:
you can go out and buy something called a "cast protector, " which is a loose, rubber stocking that has a velcro or other elastic kind of closure near the top to keep it waterproof, or you can take a bath instead of a shower.
If you get a cast protector, there are two kinds, an expensive kind (about $35) which works, and a cheap kind (about $5) which doesn't work. Spring for the expensive one if you go this route. Any good pharmacy should have these things.
You can take baths instead of showers, and just keep your foot out of the tub. The best way to do this is to go into a dry tub and fill it up while you're already in it. Play with the sail boat, and when you're done, drain the water while you're still inside. Keep a dry towel nearby, and after all the water is out, put the towel in the tub, and use that to stand up to get out.
I realize we don't really feel all that squeaky clean after a bath compared to a shower, especially while all that dirty bath water is draining out while we're sitting in it. But it is a much safer way to keep your foot dry.
One last thought: if the reason you must keep your foot dry is because it's in a cast of some sort, it's not the end of the world if you were to get it slightly wet. It'll just be a mess. But if the reason to keep your foot dry is related to surgery or an open wound, it's imperative to keep it dry. If you get it wet, you seriously risk infection.
Good luck and stay dry! ...Read more
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