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How long goes a fractured ankle take to completely heel, well so I can walk and wear heels?

How long goes a fractured ankle take to completely heel, well so I can walk and wear 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 more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Is it okay for me to walk on a fractured ankle?

It depend: Follow direction of your physician, if he said it is okay he must have good reason to say so, if he say not, he must have good reason to say so. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Will ankle brace be enough for a fractured ankle bone? Can i walk?

Will ankle brace be enough for a fractured ankle bone? Can i walk?

More info: If its a non weight bearing bone like fibula it may be enough. If its a displaced fracture see a doctor right away. The quickest way to get bones to heal is stay off it. Need more info to give exact advise. ...Read more

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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

Severe heel pain: Severe heel pain is not typical with ankle fractures unless you also have injured your heel . Go back for another dr to evaluate you as u probably have a fracture in your hind foot ...Read more

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Can one wear heels after an ankle fracture?

Can one wear heels after an ankle fracture?

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 more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Walking (Definition)

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


Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more