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How Can I Avoid Having A Stiff Ankle Or Leg While Wearing A Cast
Not much: While you are in the cast, your ankle will get stiff due to the lack of movement. The best way to prevent the stiffness from continuing after the cast is removed is to get physical therapy treatment or use dynamic splinting to increase the range of motion and flexibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
Broken Fibula: It depends on where the break is and how bad it is. Sometimes your doctor will want you to wear the boot while sleeping in order to keep things in a good position. ...Read more
I have a slight knock knee problem and is considering a knee brace. How long do i have to wear the brace and can I can i ever ware heels again?
Seek Ortho: The brace will be temporary and ultimately an orthopedic Dr. can help ...Read more
How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places
For how long after a severe ankle sprain should I wear a supportive brace? It has been 5 weeks and I am still walking with a limp.
Varies: It varies a somewhat based upon the severity of the sprain. The fact that you are still limping when you walk suggests you are not fully healed. You may want to schedule a follow up appointment to make sure it was nothing more than a sprain. One way to see if you are ready to come out if the support is to try it without and see. You will know then if you are ready. Follow up appointment. ...Read more
I have a partial tear in my Achilles tendon and was told to get a walking boot. Should i get a short or tall walking boot?
Can I walk in a normal shoe or is there another boot to wear after I have three pins removed from my toes?
Yes if healed: If your doctor has told you that the toes are healed you should be able to wear comfortable shoes. If you are not sure of your healing status speak with the surgeon who performed the procedures. ...Read more
If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace how long do I or should I wear the knee brace before my muscles may not shift any more?
Don't Depend On It: Depends on how bad the sprain was. Ideally,you try to move the knee right away,slowly and gently at first then progress more as you improve, cutting back with any problems.It's been shown that early rehab is best in the long run.So for the first 2-3 days,take it easy, after that, start flexing and extending the knee a few times a day, then start walking without it a few times a day, increase daily ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a pain in my foot.not sure why it happen and need a solution for it. It's painting badly while walking with bare foot and even with shoe.
NEED eval: see a highly qualified podiatrist for eval ...Read more
What kind of excercise can I do with a sprained (possibly fractured) foot? How long should I wait before running or using the elliptical?
Upper body: If you have a feeling that your foot is fractured or sprained you should see a doctor and get it diagnosed and treated. It is reasonable to use pain as your guide as to what you can do or not do.In general, upper extremity exercises can be done seated, and non impact activities like swimming are doable. Sprains usually heal in 2-6 weeks , fractures in 6-8 weeks. Once again pain is your guide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.
I sprained my ankle a week ago. I've been using a boot and crutches since. When can I stop using them? Also when can I get back to sports?
I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?
Do I have to wear a compression garment after a thigh lift? Will i need to wear some kind of compression shorts after my thigh lift, and for how long?
I have patella maltracking, would wearing a knee support hinder or help? Im finding after awhile of walking my knees ache and become painful
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