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How Should A Walking Cast Feel
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
For the last few days I have been slightly walking on my cast if I have to go to near places(room, kitchen , etc.). How bad can this be? Thank you.
Don't like them: I feel they are unstable and difficult for a patient to use. ...Read more
I have a half cast after a tibia break & 2 months with a full cast, i can now walk unaided. Does this mean they'll be able to take my cast off soon?
Maybe...: Once the orthopedic surgeon treating you is satisfied with healing both by x-ray and clinical exam. Sounds like you are getting there! ...Read more
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
Got surgery for accessory navicular(kidner) how long till i can walk and work out. Been 2 weeks in cast and i feel no pain, is that good?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious sprain: figure on 4-6 weeks for complete healing- I had mine for 8 weeks..good luck ...Read more
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
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?
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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