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Non Weight Bearing
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more
How long does it take for a child to start walking in walking casts after being non weight bearing for 6 weeks?
Depends on age, --: As kids do not need therapy generally. They'll start walking or crawling as soon as the fx has healed enough, and its not hurting them. ...Read more
I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?
Ortho knows best: i am assuming you sustained some kind of fracture. The ortho md probably saw the last xray films and noticed that you had proper callus formation so he changes the weight bearing status. It might feel uncomfortable at first but it should get better with time. Consider going for some physical therapy also if possible and dont forget to consider ICE, and/or NSAID as part of treatment. ...Read more
How long will it take my ankle to heal.I sprained it last week.I can't move it side to side without tons of pain and i'm non weight bearing?
Weight bearing ok: It is very rare that you would have to be no-weight bearing after hammertoe repair. Sometimes a pin needs to cross a joint that your doctor may not want you to step on, or a bone cut m, ay need to be made in your metatarsal to help re-align the toe. In that case you may need to stay off foot for couple of weeks. You can then step down on the heel with a special shoe or boot device. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
good question: For your orthopedic surgeon, since cases will vary. ...Read more
Can a bone cyst hurt? Was told I had one in tibia when I was young. Having some non-weight bearing very intermittent pain in the area.
I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before i can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks
Is it safe to use a knee scooter after a fibula surgery if we are in a non weight bearing state?And for how many hours in a day?
Usually: If you are referring to having fibular surgery down by your ankle, then using a knee scooter should be no problem. There is not a definitive limit to its use, but you would want to make sure several times a day that you are elevating it. If your fibular surgery was up by your knee, you would need to check with your surgeon as recommendations vary. Thank you. ...Read more
I have split tears to both the peroneal tendons. tried boot for 6 weeks now cast and non weight bearing 4 weeks - still hurts. whats next?
Peroneal tears: Unfortunately, not all tendons respond to "conservative" management--boots, no weight bearing, etc. And even more important, not all tendons follow our preferred treatment time and involvement. Only a careful evaluation by an orthopedic foot surgeon can determine what is the next "best" step, including surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fractured 2nd metatarsal 3 weeks ago going back next week to hopefully have non weight bearing cast removed. How long untill I'll be able to walk prop?
Bone healing: figure at least 3-4 weeks more.Get a more detailed answer ›
About how long is a non-weight bearing period on a knee after plica removal? How long till return to sports?
Ask your doctor: Ask your surgeon who will have your answer based on your surgery and how well you are healing. Follow his/her directions as he/she is the expert. Have your parents call the doctor for you if are not comfortable calling yourself. ...Read more
I'm on non weight bearing post ankle surgery 2 weeks in is it ok to rest foot on floor or is that weight bearing?
Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today i can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?
What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.
Water exercise: Use a buoyancy belt and bicycle your feet in the deep end. Also water barbells can be used in the shallow end- both good cardio workouts ...Read more