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How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


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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 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?

Depends on: How bad a sprain it was. You stop using them and van return under the guidance of your treating physician. You may need physical therapy if the sprain was moderate to severe. ...Read more

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How bad dose your ankle sprain have to be to get a walking boot?

How bad dose your ankle sprain have to be to get a walking boot?

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

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Do I require a walking boot and crutches because I sprained my foot and I cant put any pressure on it?

Yes and x-rays: If you can not weight bear, then you need to be examined and have x-rays to evaluate for fractures and signs of a severe sprain. A boot and crutches will likely be a prescribed treatment entity for you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Healing times vary: Healing time may vary depending on the type and degree of injury, the age, nutrition, and general health of the individual. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Probably: Most likely a sprain; however, a "stress fracture" can be a source of pain and not show on an initial x-ray--take it easy, heat, hard soled shoe, antiinflamatory meds and if persists or gets worse over next 2weeks, see your physician and get new X-rays ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Ankle Sprain: 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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How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

At least 3 weeks..: Hello,
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

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How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

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

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I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

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

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I put my boot back on like I was told to for my sprain ankle and it is causing pain that I wasn't having.

Pain: If you have pain walking or pain when touching the bony part of the ankle, you should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. I would also suggest ice, advil (ibuprofen) and a looser boot. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Is it ok to use a boot cast for sprained ankle?

Is it ok to use a boot cast for sprained ankle?

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

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Can I use a walking boot for my sprained ankle?

Can I use a walking boot for my sprained ankle?

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

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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?

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?

Most likely...: Surgical boots are typically given to patients who have sustained a sprain or simple fracture and they definitely help those in need. Take care and congratulations on the baby! ...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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Just had cast removed Friday for severe ankle sprain. Now another for 2 weeks then boot for 4 weeks. Is this normal?

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

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I have a ankle sprain and I am on boots for 4/6wks. Please can you suggest ligament supplement foods to help ligament recovery.

I have a ankle sprain and I am on boots for 4/6wks. Please can you suggest ligament supplement foods to help ligament recovery.

Well balanced diet: Eat a well balanced diet. Drink plenty of fluids. There is nothing particular for ligament recovery. ...Read more