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Foot Fracture Weight Bearing And Air Boots
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
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
Swelling and pain from metatarsal stress fracture- how long should it last with non-weight bearing in boot and crutches?
To stress a point.: No method can predict exactly how long it will take a stress fracture to heal, under any conditions. Having said that, when you remove or substantially reduce the very stress that over powered the speed of your bone's ability to heal, then the fracture can repair itself. The accepted time frame is between 6-12 weeks or when all signs of fracture are gone. Non and limited weight bearing is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I do cardio. Elliptical and treadmill with cam walker after fracture of fibula and sprained ankle?
2 dr opinion. Ankle lean inward.Flat feet.Weight bearing pain in back ankle and under heel to arch. Tender but full rom. Sore inside ankle. At or ptt?
For 5th metatarsal fracture(midshaft fract, slight displaced), is it too early to stand/walk with weight on heel in aircast boot (aft. 8 days in cast)?
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
Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?
What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
Nondisplaced broken 4th metasaursal wearing boot. Prefer shoe but Dr said patients limp in a shoe & can cause back problems. Opinion on shoe v. boot?
Navicular sfx 6 weeks nwb CAM walker, graduated to walking, now part time in shoes. Pins and needles in ball of foot and toes. Normal? Do I need PT?
Sounds like nerve...: Involvement somewhere. Physical therapy may be very helpful. There may just be some residual swelling compressing a nerve traveling through the same area. Prescription anti-inflammatory medicines (or otc aleve) may be very helpful as well. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10 week old stress fracture in 3rd metatarsal is slow to heal- still with pain and swelling. Using moon boot and crutches.
I'm on non weight bearing post ankle surgery 2 weeks in is it ok to rest foot on floor or is that weight bearing?
Ongoing problems with met. stress fx and CRPS. Walking uncomfortable, shoes restrictive. Moon boot less annoying to foot (softer) than work shoes- oka?
Man in the Moon...: CRPS can be very frustrating, for both the patient and the doctor, to treat. Physical therapy and ambulation are necessary components in the treatment. Stress fractures can also involve ongoing protection to resolve. If wearing a moon boot offers you relief from both of these conditions, then bully for you. Continue to wear it. Thank you for using Healthtap. ...Read more
Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic. Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?
Deep Heel Seat: It sounds as if the heel cushion is raising your heel and creating reafoot motion and instability. A deepened heel seat with your orthotic will help to stabilize the heel and prevent that excessive motion. A mofication to your orthtoic by your podiatrist will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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