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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
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
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
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
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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