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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

Dr. Steven Bernstein
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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?

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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I have a broken ankle, foot still swollen 2 weeks out of cast, what to do?

I have a broken ankle, foot still swollen 2 weeks out of cast, what to do?

PT after bones heal: Make sure your broken bones are healed. Then, start pt rehab asap. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks w a cast on my right ankle, my leg is set free. Injury: broken ankle. It still hurts. Y?

After 6 weeks w a cast on my right ankle, my leg is set free. Injury: broken ankle. It still hurts. Y?

Stiffness: After being in a cast for six weeks any joint will be stiff, and weak and can cause pain. Assuming everything healed correctly time and some therapy can chelp restore motion and strength which will help with the pain. ...Read more

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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

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When will a broken ankle typically heal?

When will a broken ankle typically heal?

6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

Normally: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I get a broken ankle to heal quickly?

Patience.: Have patience. Not sure if you had surgery for it or not, but if the bones are aligned the way they need to be, then you should heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?

Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis. ...Read more

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Help! My sisters fell down a ravine! How should I treat a possible broken ankle?

Help! My sisters fell down a ravine! How should I treat a possible broken ankle?

Needs med eval.: If you think it might be broken then she needs medical evaluation to include history, physical examination and appropriate radiographic studies. Use rice too - rest the ankle, ice it intermittently, compress & elevate. ...Read more

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Will swelling make my broken ankle worse?

No, but: 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

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How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

Many variables: To minimize, ice it as much as you can and elevate.... ...Read more

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How long should a healed broken ankle be swollen?

Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read more

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For what reasons is a broken ankle not set right away?

For what reasons is a broken ankle not set right away?

Broken ankle: It usually is set right away unless you have moderate to severe swelling or fracture blisters. ...Read more

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I have had a broken ankle for nine months should I ask about surgery?

I have had a broken ankle for nine months should I ask about surgery?

Yes: Without seeing the x-rays, there are many different scenarios, but you may have a "non-union" where the bones have just not healed. Depending on the type of injury, etc, you may be a candidate for a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How can you heal after removal of plates and screws of a broken ankle?

With time: Screws and plates are used to stabilize bones as they heal - like an internal cast. After the bones are stable, typically the hardware is not necessary. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a twisted ankle and a broken ankle?

Ligaments vs Bone: A twisted, or sprained ankle is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that connect the bones of the lower leg and foot. A broken ankle is a fracture of one or more of the bones of the lower leg. One can usually recover from a sprain within a few weeks, while a fracture usually takes about 8-12 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more

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Is a cast needed for a broken ankle?

Is a cast needed for a broken ankle?

Broken ankle: The answer depends on the type of fracture. If it is not surgically reduced, immobilization is critically important. There are certain types of minor fractures that do not require casting, but for the most part, it is an important part of the approach to maximizing the healing. ...Read more

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Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?

Yes: Fractured (broken) ankles can be both painful and swollen. There are other conditions that can cause pain and swelling in a joint such as the ankle. If there has been trauma to the ankle, a sprain could give the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Get Akle: Checked. A simple x-ray can determine if there is a fracture or not. See podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. If fracture immobilization is a must. ...Read more

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What is a sprain versus a broken ankle?

What is a sprain versus a broken ankle?

Bone involvement: When you sprain your ankle there is no bone involved. Usually the ligaments and sometimes in severe cases the tendons of your ankle are hurt during a sprain, when when you break your ankle, a bone in your ankle is broken. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Bad idea: Not only can it slow healing.... It can knock the bones out of alignment and cause healing in a mal aligned position! No, no, no! ...Read more

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Cast remove after broken ankle: what occurs now?

Depends: It depends on your healthcare provider's assessment of the healing and protocol. Sometimes a smaller ankle support is recommended. Physical therapy may also be suggested. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens after cast remove after broken ankle?

What happens after cast remove after broken ankle?

Depends: On type of break and clinical signs. May require physical therapy to improve range of motion and decrease swelling that may occur once weight bearing without cast. Ask your doctor. He or she will give you the best answer. ...Read more

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Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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Will my broken ankle be healed after 6 weeks of cast?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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