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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 +?

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 more

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How long would someone with Anterior Ankle Impingement wear a boot or cast if an orthopedic prescribed one?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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