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How long will it take to put full weight on foot after cast comes off?

How long will it take to put full weight on foot after cast comes off?

Immediately with PT : Depending on the casting duration and reasons why a cast was implemented, you should be able to put full weight on your foot with pt rehab and utilizing a temporary walker boot. ...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


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Will my foot heal if I remove cast?

Will my foot heal if I remove cast?

I assume: You're dealing with a broken bone. Broken bones need to be placed in a normal position and held there/immobilized to prevent motion at the fracture site. This makes for less pain and optimal healing. That's the purpose of a cast. Remove the cast and you risk delays in healing and, worse, reinjury, which would reset the clock to the beginning of the process. Don't do it. ...Read more

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How do they remove a cast from foot?

How do they remove a cast from foot?

Use Rotary tool: Should never be done by yourself.Always have it done by medically trained personnel we use a hand held rotary tool with a small wheel to lightly cut the surface of the cast.The goal is to remove cast without touching the cotton material underneath, we remove 1/8th inch pieces of the casting material in a straight linefrom top to bottom.Make similar cut on either side of 1st cut. Make sure no injury. ...Read more

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Foot six weeks in cast what to expect?

Foot six weeks in cast what to expect?

Normally....: Stiffness, local muscle atrophy or weakness. May develop swelling: especially if feet are in a dependent position. Sometimes physical therapy is needed to help counteract these symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How should my foot look and feel after i get my cast off?

How should my foot look and feel after i get my cast off?

Weak and thin: Your foot and ankle and leg will be a little thinner and muscle weakness. With therapy you should gain back your strength and size of your leg. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your foot to swell after having a cast taken off?

Is it normal for your foot to swell after having a cast taken off?

Yes: Swelling can be present for many months: even after bone heals. Physical therapy and compression will be helpful. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get my cast off tomorrow and my foot still hurts. Should i leave it on?

I get my cast off tomorrow and my foot still hurts. Should i leave it on?

Listen to your doc: If you are scheduled to have your cast off tomorrow, the doctor will examine it prior to proceeding. This may include xrays. If the injury is not healed, you may have a new cast reapplied. Talk to your doctor and ask. Tell him/her your symptoms and your concerns. ...Read more

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How do I know if my sons cast on his foot needs to get replaced. It looks like it may be thinning out?

How do I know if my sons cast on his foot needs to get replaced. It looks like it may be thinning out?

Ask the orthopedist: The orthopedic doctors set follow ups for a couple reasons- one to see how well the injury/surgery etc is healing and to see how the cast is holding up. If you are worried, give them a call. You can also take a picture and email it to them....If they are set up for that. ...Read more

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Why are my toes on my cast foot cold?

Why are my toes on my cast foot  cold?

Couple of things: You may have had swelling under the cast which will make the cast tight and cause decreased blood flow. You need to have it checked to make sure there is not a problem. ...Read more

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