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Recovery After A Broken Ankle
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...Read more
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more
County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more
Can drinking a glass of milk at least three times a day and eating yorgot and collard greens speed up the recovery of a broken ankle?
They may help..: Certainly these are healthy choices of foods and good food choices/habits often correlate with better health. Good health will help heal injury faster/better. Thus, your habits likely r contributing positively on your recovery. I would not just do this for your ankle but con't all the time for your health in general. Eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly. U can't buy good health. Good luck. ...Read more
If I drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat I need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks I hope.?
I don't believe:
The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet.
It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal. ..I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read more
Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more
Is is possible to have bone crumbling long term after a broken ankle? Mine was broken in 3 places.
Depends on a number:
Of reasons, which your ortho surgeon should be able to explain, after an examination and some xrays.
If its making noises it might be an early post traumatic arthritis, which produces pain, swelling, popping sounds. I am unsure what you mean by crumbling bones?
See your surgeon.
Good luck. ...Read more
What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!
Comfort, Stability: Great question. ..Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes your foot, like a running shoe. Consider with toy doc compression hose or bracine as well if needed at your stage of rehab. ...Read more
I'm constantly sweating at my job after a broken ankle and somebody complained. How do I treat this?
Tea it UP: One way to get rid of the the excess sweating is a home remedy of soaking feet in tea. Tea contains tannin that help decrease the sweating. You will have to do this for at least 15 - 30 minutes a day for about 1-2 weeks. If this is not working you may need intervention form a podiatrist. Also use blended socks like runner socks to help wick away the sweat from your feet. ...Read more
How long would it take until I can start playing rugby again after a broken ankle and torn ligaments?
D/w orthopod: This really depends on the injury. I would discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. An on-line physician has no way to know the extent of injury or the level of healing that has taken place. ...Read more
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read more
Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray. ...Read more
Broken ankle: With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed I recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. ...Read more