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I'm having back and hip pain/feeling misaligned, i suspect related to an orthopedic boot. Suggestions on coping if i need to wear the boot longer?
Raised shoe or heel: Wear a raised shoe on the other side to balance things out. ...Read more
Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?
Use is a good thing: Using a boot to help support the ligament while it heals is a good thing. The boot should help to decrease the time that the ligament hurts. The support will then allow the ligament to heal without stretching as much as it might otherwise without the support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IF (just curious) an orthopedic prescribed a boot or cast to help heal Anterior Ankle Impingement, how long might I be in one?
Will a orthopedic use a cast/boot for pulled/torn muscles in ankle that won't heal? It's been 4 months! have appt just wondering what outcome might be
How long might one be in a boot for torn/pulled ligaments or tendon in front of ankle. Just curious how long id be In one if orthopedic gave me one?
If you rest less : Variable time but may be from 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
How long would someone with Anterior Ankle Impingement wear a boot or cast if an orthopedic prescribed one?
Weeks.: From your query, it appears that your surgeon has opted to try a non-surgical treatment plan to deal with the impingement. The cast or boot is to either stop (cast) or reduce (boot) the irritation that is causing the pain. Expect this treatment to last several weeks, all the long, appraising the results. It is possible that other additive treatments may also be started at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I sprained my left ankle 3 weeks ago I seen a orthopedic surgeon 2 days after. I have a boot to wear I was wondering if I should go back before my app?
No: I think you mean going early to your appointment? if sprained ankle , ice over a sock and elevation if any edema/swelling, after 2-3 days you can do some range of motion in a bucket of warm water if you like , when walking use some support , no need to go early unless worse pain or color changes ...Read more
What will happen at an orthopedic appt. for pulled or torn ligaments in ankle? Boot? Cast? I used RICE, NSAIDS, and it's been 4 months since injury
Chronic ankle: If ankle pain ,swelling and inability to return to full function persist after 4 months of RICE Rx. One will expect a thorough physical exam, xrays, including stress views and if indicated MRI testing. The final treatment depends upon those findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do: I have cam walker boots and aso ankle supports in my orhopedic office. ...Read more