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How To Ice Skate After A Broken Ankle
My foot has started turning purple and ice cold since of severe sciatic damage, broken ankle, and shattered hip?
See Doctor ASAP: Make sure you rule out a blood clot first. You may need to see a spine/pain specialist for further evals and treatment for this foot turning purple and cold, it could be a case of complex regional pain syndrome. I would also rule out any sort of infection that needs to be treated as well. Either of these things needs to be treated ASAP, otherwise significant complications can arise. ...Read more
Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more
Is is possible to have bone crumbling long term after a broken ankle? Mine was broken in 3 places.
Depends on a number:
Of reasons, which your ortho surgeon should be able to explain, after an examination and some xrays.
If its making noises it might be an early post traumatic arthritis, which produces pain, swelling, popping sounds. I am unsure what you mean by crumbling bones?
See your surgeon.
Good luck. ...Read more
I'm constantly sweating at my job after a broken ankle and somebody complained. How do I treat this?
Tea it UP: One way to get rid of the the excess sweating is a home remedy of soaking feet in tea. Tea contains tannin that help decrease the sweating. You will have to do this for at least 15 - 30 minutes a day for about 1-2 weeks. If this is not working you may need intervention form a podiatrist. Also use blended socks like runner socks to help wick away the sweat from your feet. ...Read more
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...Read more
What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!
Comfort, Stability: Great question. ..Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes your foot, like a running shoe. Consider with toy doc compression hose or bracine as well if needed at your stage of rehab. ...Read more
How long would it take until I can start playing rugby again after a broken ankle and torn ligaments?
D/w orthopod: This really depends on the injury. I would discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. An on-line physician has no way to know the extent of injury or the level of healing that has taken place. ...Read more
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read more
Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray. ...Read more
Broken ankle: With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed I recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. ...Read more
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