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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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!See 3 more doctor answers
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..See 1 more doctor answer
I am due a broström gould procedure on my ankle in january and need to order a waterproof cast cover - will it be a 1/2 leg cast or full leg cast?
Most casts applied: Are below knee.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 informationSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Protection: To allow the tissues to heal and to protect the repair or reconstruction.See 1 more doctor answer
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 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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