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How can I avoid having a stiff ankle or leg while wearing a cast?

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 more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

It's common...: It will take a while for the other joints to regain their range of motion after a period if immobilization. Physical therapy or home stretching exercises will help speed up this process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fiberglass cast for ankle/leg, what is this?

Immobilization: A fiberglass cast is used for immobilization after and injury, such as a fracture. Fiberglass replaces plaster. ...Read more

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Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Depends on severity.: Depending on the severity of the injury you may need an ace bandage, strapping of the ankle, an ankle support brace, a rigid walking boot, or a short leg cast. Have it evaluated by your podiatrist and see what is best for you. ...Read more

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Will my leg cast help the ankle fracture pain?

Will my leg cast help the ankle fracture pain?

Should: Part of the pain one may experience is because there is movement around the segment that is fractured. Hence, immobilization restricts the movement and some pain relief is offered. Some ice behind your knee can possibly help as well, and if you need pain killers can be prescribed as well. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks w a cast on my right ankle, my leg is set free. Injury: broken ankle.It still hurts.Y?

After 6 weeks w a cast on my right ankle, my leg is set free. Injury: broken ankle.It still hurts.Y?

Stiffness: After being in a cast for six weeks any joint will be stiff, and weak and can cause pain. Assuming everything healed correctly time and some therapy can chelp restore motion and strength which will help with the pain. ...Read more

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Broken ankle 6 weeks ago. Cast off today and when I walk aided my leg goes from under me. Why is this?

Weak: if you've been in a cast for 6 weeks your ankle is weak. likely the fracture has healed so the bone can support your weight. work on motion and strengthening. you might need some light external support during this process ...Read more