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Walking (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Do you have to sleep with a walking boot on while your fibula and tibia is healing or no ?

Do you have to sleep with a walking boot on while your fibula and tibia is healing or no ?

Maybe...: This depends on the character of the injury that you have.. There are many things that factor into whether you need to wear the boot to sleep or not. Ask the orthopedic surgeon who is taking care of you. ...Read more

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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

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

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Swelling (Definition)

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


Walking Boot (Definition)

Is a boot for a leg fracture that ...Read more