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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Dr. Raj Singh
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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