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How long will it take before i can walk again from a dislocated knee?

How long will it take before i can walk again from a dislocated knee?

Two months: Will take 8 weeks for all the torn ligaments to heal. ...Read more

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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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How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

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

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How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

Should be anytime: if it hurts that much to walk on a sprain, you may want to get further imaging studies done like X-Ray and MRI. There may be more damage than was thought originally. If its just a sprain, occasional protection for a few days on crutches might be OK. However don't go too long using that or the muscles will stiffen and you may start to atrophy. Take NSAIDs and ice the area around the clock. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to walk after dislocating my knee?

How long will it take for me to walk after dislocating my knee?

Depends on injury: It depends how severe the knee dislocation is. If you have a ligament tear , you may develop chronic knee pain. You may need a knee MRI to evaluate. ...Read more

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I tore a ligament in my foot 2 weeks ago during zumba. How long will it take to recover and how soon can i start zumba again?

I tore a ligament in my foot 2 weeks ago during zumba. How long will it take to recover and how soon can i start zumba again?

Don't take lightly: ligaments attach bone to bone and help provide structure and stability to the foot. Injuries involving ligaments can take 4-6 wks to heal and require modifying weight bearring status. If a ligament pulls from attachment on the bone this is an avulsion type injury and can become chronic if not treated properly. Be sure to follow up with a detailed foot exam before you put zoom in Zumba. ...Read more

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I want to know how long it will take for the swelling to go down after injuring my knee?

I want to know how long it will take for the swelling to go down after injuring my knee?

Help healing: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), compression and elevation are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Try to rest and elevate the foot and leg to keep the welling to a minimum. Reduce the swelling and you will minimize the pain. ...Read more

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How long will it take before i can write again after healing from a broken wrist?

How long will it take before i can write again after healing from a broken wrist?

Writing should be: A thing you are doing now. As use of fingers and structures ie the muscles of the fingers that start in the forearm is good therapy and exercise even if still being treated. Writing does not just come fromthe wrist or fingers but the brain and the entire arm. One can write even with a pen taped to a cast without fingers!. The sooner one starts doing "normal" activity the quicker you feel normal. ...Read more

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I broke my arm, im a dancer how long will it take to fully heal?

I broke my arm, im a dancer how long will it take to fully heal?

Not enough info: What bone/ bones were fractured? What type of fracture? Was surgical intervention required? ...Read more

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When you cut a hurnia how long does it take before i can go back to work?

When you cut a hurnia how long does it take before i can go back to work?

Depends: Ask your surgeon for a definitive answer for your specific condition, but in general people take off from work for 1-2 weeks if they need that time & about 6 weeks before doing heavy exercises, heavy work or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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I how long does it take an femoral nail to heal? I had one done on 10/22 and i can't find anything. How long on pt ?When will i be able walk unaided?

I how long does it take an femoral nail to heal? I had one done on 10/22 and i can't find anything. How long on pt ?When will i be able walk unaided?

About 2 months: This will depend on how severe the break was and where along the bone it occurred. That being said, it usually takes around 8 weeks for the femur to heal. As far as walking, you will need to confirm with your surgeon, but usually about 2 months as well. ...Read more

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How long will I have to wait untill I can dance again after foot fracture?

How long will I have to wait untill I can dance again after foot fracture?

Dancing: Could you dance before the foot injury ? Bone healing usually takes six to eight weeks. Provided the bone is aligned appropriately. See your podiatrist for eval and treatment rccs. ...Read more

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If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

If you've had a hip replacement, how long does it take to walk again?

One day: Almost all of our patients walk the day of surgery or the next morning with a walker or crutches. Most can walk without a cane or walker by six weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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How long before i go back to work after a broken leg?

How long before i go back to work after a broken leg?

Could be months: Of course depends on the job and on the level of the fracture, but usually able to walk without a cast or crutch by 6 weeks for minor fractures and it may be 4-5 months for a tibial fracture walking without a cast or crutch.. ...Read more

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I am going to have a knee arthroscopy. How long will i need to take off school for?

I am going to have a knee arthroscopy. How long will i need to take off school for?

Knee arthroscopy: Expect to be off school for about a week. This assumes you can get a ride to school after a week especially if it is your right knee (driving leg) that is operated on. A more involved surgery such as an acl reconstruction may take up to 10-14 days until you can return to school. ...Read more

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I got a lip ring. If i wanted to take it out. Once it's taken out, on average how long will it take to heal?

I got a lip ring. If i wanted to take it out. Once it's taken out, on average how long will it take to heal?

HOPE soon: As soon as you remove your lip ring the track will start to obliterate and you barely see it in few wks , or some times never closes like your ear ring holes, and may need a procedure to close completely. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I work out?

How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I  work out?

Sounds toned already: If one is exercising by dancing "17 hours a week" and is "already in shape", that sounds pretty toned already. If there are specific parts of the body that need better developed muscles, then one can just exercise those muscle groups some more (3-4 times a week more, on the desired muscles). ...Read more

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How long would it take for me to recover so i can go back to softball after ACL surgery?

How long would it take for me to recover so i can go back to softball after ACL surgery?

Acl: Many factors go in to return to sport. How the athlete has recovered from surgery, type of graft used, surgeon preference. This question best answered by the surgeon u choose to do yr acl. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the natural progesteron cream to start kicking in/work? How long do I have to take it? Do I take it everyday, once a day?

How long does it take for the natural progesteron cream to start kicking in/work? How long do I have to take it? Do I take it everyday, once a day?

It would be helpful: ...for us to know for what indication you're taking the cream, so we can address the other parts of your question. ...Read more