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Short Leg Cast
I got a short leg cast today and my knee is very stiff what are ways for the stiffness to go away?
Move it: I assume you were taken out of a long leg cast and converted to a short leg cast. If so, the motion will gradually come. I would just try to heat it up prior to stretching with warm compresses and then stretch in both flexion (bend) and extension. It may take a couple weeks but it should improve. Your extension at this point is probably more important than the bend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hi dear doctors, 2 weeks ago i had malleolus medialis, no short-leg cast is put on my ankle, but i cannot bend it upwards (dorsiflexion) is it ok?
My toes feel like theyre cold, but they aren't cold to the touch, and I can't seem to warm them up. Im in short leg cast after ligament repair surgery?
Contact surgeon: Call the office to describe the situation. They will need to tell you how to deal it it and might want to see you to evaluate the healing. No one else is nearly as good to provide answers. This is part of post-op care. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I have a lateral maellous fracture that is closed with medial stress fracture I am in a short leg non walking cast still a lot of bruising swelling?
Normal: It is normal to still have swelling and bruising after a fracture. If the swelling has increased/continued and is causing significant discomfort please go to your doctor,urgent care, or ER for cast removal. The increased swelling constricts the ankle in the cast and can cause circulation issues/tissue damage. ...Read more
I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?
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