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Why would they put a walking cast on?

Why would they put a walking cast on?

No crutches.: A walking cast is used when the time is right in the healing process, so that a person does not have to use crutches to walk after a fracture or serious sprain. ...Read more

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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


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Can I use a walking cast in order to work?

Can I use a walking cast in order to work?

Depends: The answer to this really depends on the extent of your injury and the work you do, and needs to be discussed with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with a walking cast?

Don't like them: I feel they are unstable and difficult for a patient to use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child to start walking in walking casts after being non weight bearing for 6 weeks?

How long does it take for a child to start walking in walking casts after being non weight bearing for 6 weeks?

Depends on age, --: As kids do not need therapy generally. They'll start walking or crawling as soon as the fx has healed enough, and its not hurting them. ...Read more

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I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?

I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?

Ortho knows best: i am assuming you sustained some kind of fracture. The ortho md probably saw the last xray films and noticed that you had proper callus formation so he changes the weight bearing status. It might feel uncomfortable at first but it should get better with time. Consider going for some physical therapy also if possible and dont forget to consider ICE, and/or NSAID as part of treatment. ...Read more

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How long until one can walk on an orthopedic cast?

How long until one can walk on an orthopedic cast?

Depends: The cast can be either walking or non-walking cast. If the cast is non-walking, it is not meant to have weight born upon it, and doing so will damage the cast. Additionally, if the orthopod has done surgery, you will want to wait until the surgery or fracture heals enough that the doctor is comfortable with you walking on it. ...Read more

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If you have an air cast walking boot can you still walk?

If you have an air cast walking boot can you still walk?

Yes: That is the idea of the walking boot. But talk to your doctor since some still want you to use crutches with no weight bearing. ...Read more

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Is there therapist who can help people wearing a cast learn to walk?

Is there therapist who can help people wearing a cast learn to walk?

See below: You need to discuss with your orthopedic doctor. If you do not have a walking cast, it is not a good idea to walk on your cats. Otherwise a physical therapist may help. ...Read more

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How does a walking cast help a clean break through the tibia and fibula?

How does a walking cast help a clean break through the tibia and fibula?

It depends : Is the fractures are not displace the may be ok, if the fracture fragment are unstable then is necessary to fixate the fragments. If the fragments are not displace but are through the joint space then is necessary for the patient to be non weight during to avoid damage of the joint. If the fractures are just stress fractures or contusions a walking cast will be fine ...Read more

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Is there a kind of therapist who can help people in a cast learn to walk?

Is there a kind of  therapist who can help people in a cast learn to walk?

See below: You need to discuss with your orthopedic doctor. If you do not have a walking cast, it is not a good idea to walk on your cats. Otherwise a physical therapist may help. ...Read more

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Badly fractured calcaneus cast just got removed, how long before I can walk again?

Badly fractured calcaneus cast just got removed, how long before I can walk again?

Heel fracture: You will have to undergo about 4-8 weeks of physical therapy. You will be able to walk but might have some stiffness. With a severe calcaneus fracture you can develop arthritis. You even might need some bracing to help you walk. ...Read more

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My 8year old son twisted his ankle 4 weeks ago.He wore a cast for 3 weeks and now is trying to walk gradually.How soon can he return to basketball?

My 8year old son twisted his ankle 4 weeks ago.He wore a cast for 3 weeks and now is trying to walk gradually.How soon can he return to basketball?

See below: You physician will help you with that decision... Everyone's different, let your doctor help you make the decision that's correct. ...Read more

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I've complete torn ATFL.Last injury 9,wks ago.Still hurts to walk and swells up.Should it be braced/cast/bandage while I wait for orthoped appointment

I've complete torn ATFL.Last injury 9,wks ago.Still hurts to walk and swells up.Should it be braced/cast/bandage while I wait for orthoped appointment

Torn ATFL: Ankle sprains often result in a torn ATFL. Initial treatment for ankle sprains is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). After 10-14 days of this, symptoms should improve. Physical therapy is useful to restore ankle motion and strength. In your case, pain and swelling has persisted and may indicate other problems, like cartilage injury. Recommend immobilization to protect the ankle. ...Read more

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By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

Depends: On the type of work you do. If you have an office type job that allows you to sit you can probably work. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate my ankle pain form a walking cast?

What can I do to alleviate my ankle pain form a walking cast?

See your doctor: If you are having pain in the walking cast then the fit of the cast may be improper. ...Read more

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Cast (Definition)

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