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How Do I Get A Boot For Sprained Foot
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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?
Any ankle sprain: It does not have to be bad at all. Ankle sprains generally require some kind of immobilization while you are going through the healing process. As for what device is used to immobilize that is up to the discretion of your healthcare provider. However, walking boots can be used for any grade of ankle sprain. ...Read more
Doc wants me walking in the boot with a mild foot sprain, will this make it better or worse? What is the fastest way to recover?
Better: The boot helps to hold your foot in a good position so that the ligaments can heal. ...Read more
Severe foot sprain, in cam boot since 1/24 until 3/6. Gradually increasing weight bearing & going to pt. What is typical time until completely healed?
Have a sprained foot I'm wearing boot that doctor gave me. I was in shower slipped caught my whole weight on my bad foot. Its burning &numb?
Get evaluated: Symptoms of nerve damage can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician. ...Read more
Swollen ankle and foot redness around ankle (forgot to state in last question). If it is sprain pretty bad would a walking boot work to help heal it?
I sprained my ankle about a month ago, I wore a moon boot for two week but now when I walk on my foot feels loose and twists very easily, at night to relieve the pain my foot has to be curved inwards. Is this normal or should I go back to the doctor?
Ankle sprain: Would go back to doctor, you may need some additional support like air cast splint for a while longer Ask about any damage to the syndesmosis-could it be grade II or higher. Also though initial x-rays were negative may consider repeat x-rays as sometimes fractures can be missed on the initial films f/u/ w /doc. ...Read more
I sprained my foot wearing a boot that the podiatrist offered. I was in the shower when I slipped and caught my foot. Now, it's throbbing with a burning sensation and is numb in spots. What should I do?
Have it evaluated.: If your are having a burning, throbbing and a sensation of numbness, you should have it evaluated right away. ...Read more
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?
You: You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more
Bad ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Still badly bruised. In a walking boot with pain still and now bruising under my foot. And lump on side. This normal?
X-Ray: Get it x-rayed to make sure you didn't break a bone. Best wishes. ...Read more
Just walking and felt pull in the bottom if my foot, got MRI X-ray ultra sound and no fracture tears just mild sprain, 3 weeks til boot camp am I ok?
Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: Weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle and chipped it a little, would one of those boots be an option so I don't have to use crutches?
A Cam walker should be used for 4-6 weeks to allow the ankle to heal. If the pain is severe you can use crutches as well until the pain improves and you can use the walker alone.
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At least 3 weeks..:
Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of motion is allow come week 4. With an ankle sprain depending on what ligaments and how bad they were involved I would say at least 3 weeks of offloading/protected weight-bearing would be appropriate. Feel Better! ...Read more
Not good idea: No, I would not think that would be wise. If you want a boot you can just go and purchase one, you don't have to injure yourself to get one. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the specific diagnosis. If you have a simple ankle sprain that has improved to the point it is often not painful at all, you may not need any immobilization. If you are improving to the extent you are nearly back to normal, you might just give it more time. If you are having persistent episodes of intermittent pain, then I would be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle badly a fewyears ago, recently again, it's been very painful. I've heard of people using walking boots for sprains. Would that be good?
Be seen: It would probably be a good idea to be seen first, in part to make sure you have not sustained a more severe injury than an ankle sprain such as, for example, a fracture. Mild ankle fractures may not need any immobilization although sometimes an ace wrap can reduce swelling. Severe grade III ankle sprains can be treated for the short term with rigid immobilization such as cast or boot. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 10-20 times already. It's painful. I've worn a ankle boot for 6 months. It stopped hurting but it came back? What should I do now?
Be seen: You would be wise to be seen and evaluated. When someone "sprains" there ankle, they stretch or tear ligaments that stabilize the ankle. They will often heal and so most people who sprain there ankle fully recover. But sometimes the ligaments don't heal and chronic instability with recurrent sprains can result. Ligament reconstruction may be indicated. ...Read more
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician has decided you need a cast then he/ she can provide you with an estimated time frame based on how much damage they noted with the physical exam, and any imaging that may have been ordered. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: You can use a walking cane to help decrease the pressure on your ankle. I would also ice the area and take anti-inflammatory medications as needed. I would also consider an ankle brace to help stabilize the ankle at this time. ...Read more
Think I sprained my ankle and have a baby I need to tend to who goes everywhere but I can't walk. Will the Dr give me a boot?
2days ago I fractured 5th metatarsal & sprained the ankle. I got a boot so do I really need to see an ortho?
Yes: This needs to be followed to make sure this heels correctly. ...Read more
Just had cast removed Friday for severe ankle sprain. Now another for 2 weeks then boot for 4 weeks. Is this normal?
Its okay: Severe ankle sprains take a while to heal. By placing in a Cam walker (walking boot) the doctor is retaining and restrengthen your muscle which have not been used for 6 weeks. You should be getting back to "normal" activities soon. You may need some physical therapy and at times you may have pain while your body fully recovers. ...Read more
I have a ankle sprain and I am on boots for 4/6wks. Please can you suggest ligament supplement foods to help ligament recovery.
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