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Stabilize Fibula Walking Boot Bike Swelling
Had orif surgery to stabilize fibula 2 mos ago and am transitioning to a walking boot and 1 hr/day on recumbent bike, is swelling normal?
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Spiral fracture of the fibula - (8 wks ago) had a fiberglass cast and nwb for 6 wks..in walking boot 4 more wks. but why so much swelling still?
Fracture: Each fracture has its own personality. Amount of energy with the fracture, as well as amount if soft tissue injury, are key issues. Make sure the fracture is healing well. Sometimes additional injuries are not initially appreciated. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for these issues as well as potential blood clot ASAP. ...Read more
I broke my Fibula end of July, casted for 8 weeks now in boot for 3 weeks , I have pain when walking, swelling on both sides. Edema how long will this?
Can persist : Swelling after an ankle fracture can persist for months AFTER the fracture has healed ; whether the fracture required surgery or not. Be patient and incorporate rom and strengthening exercises to help. If swelling persists longer than 6 months see your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Is swelling common when wearing a walking boot all day? Almost 4 weeks into 5th met break. Just swells around the side of foot by 5th met
Hurt 5th metatarsal and had swelling, bruising and it hurts sooo much when i walk.clear Xrays, yet doc still gave me a walking boot. is that normal?
Yes: you are compensating and causing bruse to your bone. Look at you regular shoe is it worn out at one side only ? Let me know ...Read more
7 day ankle injury! 1 dr said broke other said no. Severe swelling, pain, & bruising. Pain same more bruising Still doing "rice" and walking boot?
What type of injury: Did you twist your ankle or where you in fall or accident? Need more information to help you out. But 7 days for any injury to the ankle is too soon to worry about it not healing. As far as the difference in opinion from the doctors, have the doctor who told you there is a fracture to go over the x-rays with you and show you exactly where the bone is broken. Then ask the 2nd guy to debunk it. ...Read more
Can a stress fracture of the 2nd metatarasal take longer than 9 weeks to heal? I've been in a walking boot for 9+ weeks but still have pain and swelling
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Have spiral fracture 5th metatarsal & in 4th week with walking boot. Have swelling & bruising but noticed petechial hemorrhage today. Is this normal?
Have low impact broken fibula, walking boot, no surgery. When can I bear weight on it? Broken just over 1 week ago. Currently on crutches and wheelch
4-6 weeks: The classic answer for most fractures is that it takes 6 weeks to heal and limited weight bearing for 6 weeks is recommended. However, for a minimally displaced low impact fibula, it may be possible to bear weight in a walking boot earlier than 6 weeks, likely around 4 weeks after the break depending on how the x-rays look. The bottom line is check with your provider and trust their expertise. ...Read more
Broke my fibula 9 days ago, low impact, no surgery. Given walking boot and crutches. Feels like I would be OK to bear weight on it, possibly lose crutches. Is this an option at this point? How long should I wait to bear weight? Can't get into my ortho Dr
Ankle: If you are having and will this comfort regarding this ankle bearing weight may not be a bad option, it would depend on whether there was any displacement which is does not sound like there was, as long as the pain does not worsen ambulating with the boot and utilizing the crutches as an assistive device but bearing for weight is probably OK to do. If youbegin to develop pain then you may want to begin to develop pain then you may want to consider backing off and taking some of the weight of the ankle ...Read more
I am in a Walking boot for a clean fracture of right fibula.
After two weeks I can walk in the boot with no pain? Good sign?
Yes: That is a good sign, but you will need to continue to wear the boot until you get x rays to know that the bone is healed. Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Broke malleous lateral fibula a week ago I'm In a walking boot doesn't feel too tight but toes and foot are tingling and feel asleep also my foot is really bruised can't loosen the boot any further or it will fall off my foot feels cold ?
I broke my 5 metatarsal 5 weeks ago. Walking boot for 4 weeks. Now I am walking with crutches. Is it normal for my leg to swell from knee to ankle?
Check for blood clot: When you immobilize the extremities, you can have dependent edema(fluid accumulation due to gravity). However the more worrisome problem will be blood clot in the veins(deep venous thrombosis) which put you at risk to blood clot in the lungs. Need to go to your doctor asp? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for your whole foot and ankle to swell with a fracture of the 2nd metatarsal and I am in a cam walking boot should I ACE wrap @ night?
Fell on Saturday. Top of tibia black & blue no swelling. Apply little pressure pain radiates to fibula area. Also numb connecting both areas. Can walk?
Should be okay: if you can walk then its likely not fractured. the bruising is from the impact and will take 5 to 10 days to go away as it settles down to your ankle. numbness should also resolve on its own. as comfort allows increase your activity. if it gets worse, you should have xray. ...Read more
5 weeks post ORIF Distial Fibula Web B surgery. Walking OK in shoe with limp. Swelling on ankle bad is this normal? When will it go? Feels Hard.
Be patient: Make sure your surgeon is fine with you walking in a shoe only 5 weeks after surgery. If so, it is very normal to walk with a limp so soon after surgery. The swelling will last quite a while. I tell patients to expect some swelling after ankle surgery for at least 6 months, but up to 1 year after surgery is not unusual. Elevating your ankle above heart level can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Earlier, i dropped a heavy object on my big toe. I can not bend it, there is swelling, and i can't walk. Will I have to get a medical boot?
Had ORIF 3rd met 7 wks ago (22 wks non-union), Surgeon says mostly healed, no boot, walk and do physio. Pain (sharp at times) and swelling- normal?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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