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How To Walk Again After Broken Ankle
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
Depends: This depends on the type of broken ankle you have and whether you can bear weight. You will need to ask specifically to your doctor treating your injury what your limitations will be. ...Read more
Have you seen the Dr: If you have a broken ankle, I hope that that was already evaluated by a foot/ankle specialist. Depending on the type of break (fracture) and how long the condition has been treated, will dictate if it is safe to walk. Fractures typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. Without knowing what kind of break you have, you need to have the doctor that diagnosed your condition re-evaluate it and advise. ...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
Go to doc: See a foot/ankle specialist. The fact you can't walk on it, is serious. You need to get your foot examined and an x-ray taken. Once the severity of your injury has been determined, a treatment plan can be initiated. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: Several weeks, but if pain is bad you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle, and I'm supposed to walk on it but it feels very weird when I try?
I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and I'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?
Give it time: You should be able to walk soon. Give it time. If the surgeon said you can walk it mean you are safe too but you will likely take awhile to get your balance an strength back. ...Read more
Depends on injury: Obviously, your doctor wouldn't have removed the cast if the ankle wasn't ready to support weight. The length of time until pain free walking really depends on the injury. Most fractures will have some degree of stiffness for weeks after cast removal. If the joint is involved, this could extend to months and physical therapy may be needed to restore motion. The best person to ask is your doctor. ...Read more
Broken ankle or sprain? Symptoms are swelling of ankle. Can rotate and walk on it with mild pain though. Happended 5 days ago
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray ...Read more
Hello: I was a broken ankle bone, specifically in the talus before 90 days now can I put my body weight and I walk on the ground, what do you think?
Physical Restrctions: The answer to this question much come from your orthopedic physician as he know the severity of the injury and the healing process. ...Read more
Yes it is: If doctor give you the permission to do that. ...Read more
Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as I start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.
I am 1 year post op for removing a screw that was put in for a broken ankle, and I still have pain when I walk for a long time. Can therapy help?
Possibly: If the initial ankle injury involved the joint surface, pain can persist for a long time. Anytime a joint is involved in injury it is possible for post traumatic arthritis to set in. If no joint involvement then stability and functional issues can create pain, both of which are improved with physical therapy. Bracing and orthotics can provide functional stability and pain reduction also. ...Read more
Bad knee pain after broken ankle? Dislocated knee two years prior to ankle break. Now it feels like the knee is being pushed out of place when I walk?
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
It may slow the healing process. Swelling may cause congestion of blood flow. If blood flow is hindered healing will not be optimized.
For help with this: www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a cast, splint or brace may be needed in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more
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