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Fractured Ankle Heel Walk Heels
6-12 weeks or more: Generally, bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture (did it involve the fibula and the tibia or just the fibula?), and depending on the need for surgery, you may have a fair amount of swelling in the ankle, which could preclude wearing heals for much longer than 6-8 weeks. Swelling can take up to a year to improve, and may never fully resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had ankle surgery after fracture. 7 weeks later i need 2 crutches to walk due to much pain in my heel. What gives? How long? What can I do? I am 64.
Apart from X-ray what r obvious signs of fractured ankle/foot it's swollen can walk but painful to swells more wen i do?
Difficult to tell: Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate an ankle fracture from a bad sprain. A rule of thumb generally used is that if you can bear weight or walk, it is less likely you have a fracture. If you have continued pain it is best to see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I go a fractured ankle i took the cast off today after 28 days should I walk ? My doctor told my when the days pass just take it of and walk
T res: You can start to walk but go easy for a good recovering. ...Read more
3 days ago I fractured the distal tip of the fibula. I'm having very severe heel pain with ankle pain. Normal? Heel pain is 10/10 and non stop almost
Very carefully: Usually when one fractures an ankle there is also damage to the soft tissues that make up the ankle joint. The ankle structures will be weak for quite awhile following such an injury. After good physical therapy and if you have no complications you can try it with caution, but you might want to start with a slight chunky type heel first and see how you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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