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Is There Anyway To Brace A Broken Ankle So I Can Still Dance
Wait until healed: Rarely should one dance with a fractured ankle until cleared by his/her physician. Most ankle fractures heal in 4-12 weeks, and i then prescribe physical therapy for several weeks before a patient can return to dancing, power walking, jogging or sports. Prior to that return, I do usually prescribe a brace (lace-up/velcro or semi-rigid) to prevent the ankle from rolling in/out and re-injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner , but rarely as early as 5 weeks. ...Read more
Probably: The cast is to stabilize and position the ankle in a proper position for healing. It also keeps you from re-injuring it. It does not eliminate the pain. Your pain should be managed by your treating physician - either with narcotic analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's). ...Read more
I'm freaking out over general anaesthesia if they operate me for a broken ankle, will i still be able to feel it?
I have removed my broken ankle plaster and I have started to walk with crutches and my ankle is paining. Is it still broken?
I had surgery for a screw to be put in to help heal my broken ankle and then had it removed, but I still have pain sometimes. Any suggestions?
How long does it take a broken ankle to heal? It's been almost two months and i'm still in tremendous pain.
Varies: It depends on how serious of a fracture you sustained, how it was treated, and how compliant you were with your doctor's orders. Did you have surgery to repair the break or were you placed in a cast? Did you stay off the foot? Severe pain after 2 months is not common, but it may depend on specifics. I recommend you follow up with your specialist who can better assess the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?
Possibly: I think you're saying you had screws placed for a broken ankle 3 years ago, and now you've sprained your ankle last august and it's still swollen. I actually warn my patients that after bad ankle injuries (in your case, 2 of them), the swelling may actually never go away, but as long as your ankle is functional and painless and strong, i would not worry about some persistent swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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