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Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance?

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 more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

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


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Best brace for broken ankle?

Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have swelling in a broken ankle after 5 weeks?

Is it normal to still have swelling in a broken ankle after 5 weeks?

Yes: It may take one year for swelling to completely resolve. It could be sooner , but rarely as early as 5 weeks. ...Read more

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Why does my broken ankle after surgury one month still swollen?

Why does my broken ankle after surgury one month still swollen?

Taking time to : Heal or possibly healing is delayed. You really need to direct this to your doctor. Perhaps physical therapy would help. ...Read more

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Should a broken ankle still hurt after its been put in a cast?

Should a broken ankle still hurt after its been   put in a cast?

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

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I have removed my broken ankle plaster and I have started to walk with crutches and my ankle is paining. Is it still broken?

YOU removed cast?: Call your doctor. Your foot was casted for a reason in order to immobilize and protect it. If the plaster cast broke, it may have been from too much pressure. Don't walk on it and use your crutches to stay non-weightbearing until you can get it assessed. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more