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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
Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more
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
Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner , but rarely as early as 5 weeks. ...Read more
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'm freaking out over general anaesthesia if they operate me for a broken ankle, will i still be able to feel it?
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 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?
I had surgery 5 weeks ago for a broken ankle. At night i urinate every 1.5 hours. I was treated for a UTI but this is still continuing. What to do?
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