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I had great toe fusion yesterday. I am an elementary teacher. I bought a knee walker to use but still wondered how soon i could safely return to work?
You need to discuss: This with your surgeon and no one else. Only, they know the quality of your bone, the type of fixation used etc etc. You would not want to jeoperdize your outcome at this point. Speedy recovery. ...Read more
Yes: If you have problems with other devices that help to limit weight bearing, the knee walker is a valid option. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat from patient to patient, and also by surgeons preference, but usually in the area of 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
I went to turn and pain shot in my back down to my butt hips and knees. I can't hardly walk even on a walker. I do have a bulged disk ?
Physical exam : It sounds like you need a physical exam and to rest. With your twist you may have experienced a bulging or herniated disk and if the pain was bilateral may be a bulging disc. However you may also have strained your lower back. The most concerning thing is the inability to walk. Bowel or bladder incontinence and saddle area anesthesia (can't feel) =emergency. Go to ortho spine clinic or ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal
Can having JRA slow the recovery for guided growth knock knee surgery? It's been week she still sore and has poor balance and needs a walker age 9
I am having problems with my right knee & my left knee on the inside of my leg..Also My left ankle swells...my fingers & toes cramp sometimes..I read were it could be magnesium in balance.. I'm a hard walker & for 32 years I wore stilettos every day of th
Knee Pain in Walker: I will only attempt alittle advice on the knee pain. From a podiatrist's perspective, you need to prevent your knee pain from getting worse. You need to cut your workouts in half, slow your pace down, make sure your shoes are stable and cushioned. A good running shoe store can help. Ice the knee twice daily for 20 minutes and see if an Ace wrap helps. See an orthopedist for advice if swelling. ...Read more