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How long is recovery after a full leg cast for a broken foot?

How long is recovery after a full leg cast for a broken foot?

Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is not much you can do to speed up healing. There is a lot you can do to slow it down. Follow your doctor's directions. As long as you are feeling consistently better daily, then the fracture is probably healing. Dr l. ...Read more

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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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After the broken foot I began to do everything. But because of the inactiveness in the cast my leg is very weak. What can I do to make strong my leg?

After the broken foot I began to do everything. But because of the inactiveness in the cast my leg is very weak. What can I do to make strong my leg?

Cast weakness: Resuming normal activities slowly and gradually is the best course. Have your doc write a rx for pt...This will help to strengthen and resume muscle tone! ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?

How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?

8 to 12 weeks: 8 to 12 weeks to heal on average. However, X-rays will be needed to determine when you have healed. Some patients can take as long as 6 months. Make sure you completely follow your physicians instructions regarding non-weight bearing etc.. ...Read more

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I had a Tillaux Fracture in my ankle. Because it wasn't too bad I got a full leg cast instead go surgery. I am having trouble bending my knee and my leg is thinner. Is there anything I can do to help my knee while I am in a smaller cast below the knee?

I had a Tillaux Fracture in my ankle. Because it wasn't too bad I got a full leg cast instead go surgery. I am having trouble bending my knee and my leg is thinner. Is there anything I can do to help my knee while I am in a smaller cast below the knee?

Age?: This makes no sense
You are 20 and stop growing by 16 unless there is some endocrine disease. Till aid fractures only occur in teenagers who still have a partially open growth plate
At your age that is impossible. Thus the term tillage fracture is wrong. I don't know what kind of fracture it is so the question cannot be really answered without more information ...Read more

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Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen?

Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen?

PT may be in order: Physical therapy can address the gait issue with limping as this is likely related to muscle weakness.In addtion they can do soft tissue massage to alleviate the ankle swelling. This can occur when muscles are weak and do not provide enough pumping action to return blood to the heart. Check in w/your Orthopedist or Sports MD to get a prescription &/or agreement on next steps to get your gait normal ...Read more

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Is my leg cast too tight? I fractured my fibula and tore a ligament near my ankle. Yesterday my doctor repositioned my foot/ bone in preparation to be casted. I didn't experience much pain or discomfort once the cast was set but today I am experiencing a

Is my leg cast too tight? I fractured my fibula and tore a ligament near my ankle. Yesterday my doctor repositioned my foot/ bone in preparation to be casted. I didn't experience much pain or discomfort once the cast was set but today I am experiencing a

It: It is very important to keep your leg elevated above the level of your heart to prevent swelling after a reduction and casting since the cast is circumferential and if your foot swells it may cut off circulation. I would keep it elevated and apply ice and if the pain and swelling does not subside or if it worsens I would go to the nearest er and have the cast split or removed. ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

If your foot is: Broken why walk on it? How did you injure it? What exactly is broken? When did the leg numbness start? What is being done for it? No, I don't think its a tumor, where did a tumor come in? I would consider a pinched nerve before a tumor.... ...Read more

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Hi dear doctors, 2 weeks ago I had malleolus medialis, no short-leg cast is put on my ankle, but I cannot bend it upwards (dorsiflexion) is it ok?

Hi dear doctors, 2 weeks ago I had malleolus medialis, no short-leg cast is put on my ankle, but I cannot bend it upwards (dorsiflexion) is it ok?

Fractured ankle: You should be able to dorsiflex the ankle at this point. ...
Please consult your doctor for an examination and an xray. ...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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Suffer with sever constipation, my right foot little finger broken almost 15 years ago, one leg short one long, is this all because of broken foot fin?

Suffer with sever constipation, my right foot little finger broken almost 15 years ago, one leg short one long, is this all because of broken foot fin?

No relation: Your broken toe should not have any causal relationship to your constipation. I also do not feel that it will cause a leg length discrepancy. This can be congenital or even caused by muscle imbalance/tightness. You should see ur family physician or GI doctor regarding the constipation ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

BY DEFINITION: A MASS IS A TUMOR. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE WORD TUMOR SOUNDS VERY SCARY IT MAY WELL BE BENIGN.
IT IS GOOD IT WAS FOUND, THE LESION NOW LIKELY WILL BE BIOPSIED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. SOMETIMES DOCTORS WILL ORDER AN MRI…GOOD LUCK.. ...Read more

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How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

May vary: Healing rates depend on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed due to a limited blood supply in that area. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process. ...Read more

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How long should I use an air cast after a broken foot?

How long should I use an air cast after a broken foot?

Air Cast: An air cast splint is usually used for a sprained ankle. For a broken foot usually a cast or boot would be used for 4-6 weeks for weight bearing protection while the fracture heals. ...Read more

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For how long should a broken foot hurt after getting in a cast?

Depends: If fracture is non displaced than it will take 3 weeks to start glueing together. When the bone is glueing together it will not move and thus the pain will go down. However if there is gapping or if the fracture is unstable it can take 2 months to start feeling better. ...Read more

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How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it will take two days for every one day your foot is immobilized or in a cast. (6 wks in cast 12 after cast to recover). When your fractured foot looks the same color as your non fractured foot when you shower, then swelling is usually done :) dr l. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Try to rest and elevate the foot and leg to keep the welling to a minimum. Reduce the swelling and you will minimize the pain. ...Read more

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How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

Elevate Foot.: It is not the cast being applied that is stopping the foot from swelling. In fact, the cast can sometimes be delayed until the swelling goes down. Even then a new cast maybe necessary, as the foot gets smaller. Elevation is what allows the swelling to decrease. If you can elevate it just a little higher than your heart, it will happen faster. Often times, a removable cast boot is used. ...Read more

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How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

Soon: When cast taken off this means the fracture healed, then you should be to walk with some limp, 2 weeks should be fine to start walking again. ...Read more

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Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?

Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?

Question is unclear.: Are you saying that you broke your foot a few days ago and you removed the cast yourself? Any other interpretation begs the question as to why your doctor didn't explain all this to you at the time of cast removal. You need to give your doctor a call and find out his (her) post fracture instructions. ...Read more

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I have a broken foot not ankle! Not ankle (how long will it take to heal?

I have a broken foot not ankle! Not ankle (how long will it take to heal?

It Depends: It depends on what bone or bones in the foot are broken. But generally it takes 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Treatments can range from a walking boot to a cast with crutches depending on the location and severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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I have broken foot not ankle! Not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

I have broken foot not ankle! Not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

4-6 weeks: Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time (marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month he's back?

Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time (marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month he's back?

Fracture/Contusion: A fracture typically takes 6-8 weeks to completely heal. This can be less or more depending on the location and it if was complete or not. A contusion many times is actually a ligament sprain which can take much longer than 2 months to heal depending on how severe. The location and severity of a contusion is a better indication as to how long the recovery will be. Most often, an MRI will also. ...Read more

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I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?

I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?

Fibula fracture: Yes if the fracture is recent pain is common. Just make sure the cast is not too tight which can also cause pain. ...Read more

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My son 7 has broken foot in walking boot, now he is complaining other leg around Achilles hurts. Overcomp? What do I do? He has 3 more weeks in boot.

My son 7 has broken foot in walking boot, now he is complaining other leg around Achilles hurts. Overcomp? What do I do? He has 3 more weeks in boot.

Likely: Make sure that he is wearing a shoe with as thick a sole as possible to match the height of the floor of the cam walker (boot). Sometimes adding padding in the heel can help. If the achilles tendon pain is unrelieved, see the doctor. ...Read more

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