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Doctor insights on: How Long After You Fracture Your Ankle Should You Start Walking On It Again

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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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How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

Depends....: Depends on your injury, would need more information about your fracture- typically partial weight bearing is initiated 6-8 weeks after the injury or surgery if needed. ...Read more

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I had an ankle fibula fracture, 13 weeks ago, which is nowstable. Whenever i try to walk, the ankle swells and stiffens.How long will it take to heal completely and by when can iwalk easily?

I had an ankle fibula fracture, 13 weeks ago, which is nowstable. Whenever i try to walk, the ankle swells and stiffens.How long will it take to heal completely and by when can iwalk easily?

It Varies : Some people swell longer than others. Those that are obese, have hypertension , consume alcohol and salt will swell longer. 13 weeks isn't very long with that type of fracture. Give it a minimum of 6 months. ...Read more

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Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?

Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?

Bone fracture: Sorry you had the fracture but I am very concerned that no one in your medicine area has told you how to walk. You MUST see a foot specialist without too much delay! ...Read more

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Hi i broke my ankle 3 weeks ago. Dg is trimaellor fracture I have friedrich ataxia too... How long it will take for me to start walking?

Trimalleolar : Depends mostly on the stability the fracture after surgical fixation. Usually on average six weeks is needed before full weight-bearing is allowed. This can vary however. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more