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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Foot tingling: You might experience foot tingling if you suffer an injury to the outside of the knee where the common peroneal nerve is located, as this nerve is superficial and pass over the head of the fibula ( skinny long bone in the lower leg). This nerve splits in two and ends in the foot. ...Read more

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What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

Sprain: Sometimes a high sprain is referred to the syndesmotic ligament of the tibia and fibula. More often than not it refers to the degree of the sprain ...Read more

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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling.  Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back.. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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How long safe to not correct equinus contracture in ankle? Have compartment syndrome, nerve entrapment both sides of ankle and ant tib tendon injury.

How long safe to not correct equinus contracture in ankle? Have compartment syndrome, nerve entrapment both sides of ankle  and ant tib tendon injury.

complex issues: You have complex issues and all conditions need to be addressed, you need extensive evaluation correct diagnosis and treatment, especially compartment syndrome. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this process can take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

PTT kinesiology:: Posterior tibial tendinitis could result from an anterior ankle injury when there is excessive demand placed on the tibialis posterior muscle due to anterior ankle laxity. When one part of a joint becomes weak another part becomes overworked to compensate. This is one reason that ankle injuries need thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Not directly: However, the knee injury could have been accompanied by the ankle injury that was initially overlooked. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent. Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more

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What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

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Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What criteria relates it to injury

Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What  criteria  relates it  to injury

Morton's neuroma: Unlikely, but a trimalleolar fracture can cause a change in one's gait and since a neuroma is an inflammatory problem of the nerve due to irriation (could be b/c of shoes, or an altered gait pattern) there may be a link, again it's very unlikely. ...Read more

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Why are syndesmotic ankle injuries associated with an avulsion fracture of fibula Misdiagnosed by many doctors?

Why are syndesmotic ankle injuries associated with an avulsion fracture of fibula Misdiagnosed by many doctors?

The avulsion frag...: ...may B very small, & oblique x-rays often needed 2 C them. The injury is quite traumatic & should B suspected after just the exam. If the syndesmosis is minimal, tress films need 2 B done. By many docs R they ortho or ER docs. Most orthopedic surgeons don't miss them. If only the anterior inferior tib/fib is torn, the spred is minimal unless it is stressed. . ...Read more

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Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Yes: Until complete healing occurs it will effect your skills. Basket ball is a very demanding sport with sudden stops, pivots etc.. If haven't been checked please do so and healing time will be determined once grade of sprain is determined. ...Read more

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How does one treat a foot injury?

How does one treat a foot injury?

What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more

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How can you treat crushed foot injury?

How can you treat crushed foot injury?

See a physician: If you crushed your foot you should see a podiatrist. Aside from broken bones of primary concern would be the formation of a compartment syndrome where the muscles swell in a confined facial compartment cutting off circulation to the foot and damaging nerves. This can be limb threatening. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a foot injury?

How long does it take to recover from a foot injury?

What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a possible soft tissue foot injury?

Try Up and no Ice.: If it is only possible soft tissue injury, do very little. The body's natural defense and repairative functions will kick in very nicely. If it is a blatant injury the by all means , begin with the RICE protocol. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively care for a minor foot injury?

How can I most effectively care for a minor foot injury?

Minor?: What is meant by minor foot injury. Please describe what type of injury you have experienced and what type of complications are occurring. If you are not sure of the type of injury you have please consult your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can you do with a foot injury?

How to know what exercises can you do with a foot injury?

Foot Exercises: Here is a link to my foot strengthening video. Please remember that the exercises must be done pain free. http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2011/05/foot-and-ankle-general-strengthening.html. ...Read more

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Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Nothing ventured: Nothing gained. I suppose if you kept yourself indoors sitting on a well-padded couch for the rest of your life, the only injury you might get is carpal tunnel from fiddling with the tv remote all day. Yes, a small risk of a foot injury exists if you roller-blade. But what doesn't come with risks? Go out and enjoy life's pleasures. Injuries are going to find you whether you enjoy life or not! ...Read more

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Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more

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Do you ever fully recover from a foot injury? Cant stay off it.

Do you ever fully recover from a foot injury? Cant stay off it.

Depends : On the type of injury. Plantar fasciitis can become so severe that any weight-bearing inflames the area and continues the process. Then only staying off the foot will allow healing to occur. See you orthopedist or podiatrist for further care and instructions. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

See below: If you are concerned about a fracture then you will need an x-ray. An injury will be indicated by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty standing or walking. ...Read more

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Vibrating foot for 9+ years now from time to time for about 1 min. What could be causing this? Never had any type of foot injury before. Normal?

Vibrating foot for 9+ years now from time to time for about 1 min. What could be causing this? Never had any type of foot injury before. Normal?

R/O NEUROPATHY: You need a full exam and detailed Neurologic exam. Lab work up for Vit d /b12/folic acid/ Lyme titers. If symptoms persist an MRI of the brain to evaluate for MS. And MRI of the back to evaluate for herniated disc. ...Read more

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Need help losing weight with a foot injury?

Need help losing weight with a foot injury?

These may help: Try planks, sit ups, crunches, bicycle crunches, leg lifts. If you have one, use a stationary bike- cardio without much pressure on injured foot. ...Read more

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When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

Injury: This would entirely depend on what the injury is. Usually the purpose of the splint is to immobilize the foot to allow parts of it to rest by restricting motion. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What kind: There are a number of injuries that occur with the foot and ankle and treatment can range from simple activity modification to immobilization all the way to surgery. More information is needed for a complete answer. ...Read more

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What to do about a foot injury that is swelling badly?

What to do about a foot injury that is swelling badly?

RICE: For many injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. For severe injuries or if your swelling doesn't improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more