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Walking After Ankle Surgery
Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more
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
Ankle surgery: In most if not all cases you should be able to ambulate and do regular activities with a regular gait pattern with no pain. If this is a reconstructive case such as a fusion then the answer would be no. Talk with your surgeon and let him know your concerns and see if this surgery is right for you. If your worried you should seek out another opinion. ...Read more
9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?
Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swelling and pain can be a sign of some degree of instability. Ask the surgeon as to his take on your healing. ...Read more
Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as i start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.
Had left ankle surgery recently: can walk with boot & still with pain. I did sprain my right ankle 3d ago, can walk but with pain. Any tips/advices?
Off,Off,Off........: Stay off your foot, elevate and if you must get around use your boot and/ or crutches. Get a hold of you surgeon immediately to get his input. Stay off your foot until it is evaluated. ...Read more
Had ankle surgery after fracture. 7 weeks later i need 2 crutches to walk due to much pain in my heel. What gives? How long? What can I do? I am 64.
I'm at 6 weeks post ankle
surgery. I can walk in boot as long as no pain says doctor. When will I be able to walk with no boot or play basketball?
More Time.: The exact time that you will be able to both walk with no boot and play basket ball is........When your surgeon says it's time. He is the one who knows what was actually done to your ankle. ...Read more
Is there a difference in a walking boot? I have from an ankle surgery &my doc said I could use it. Big toe fusion surgery.it hurts end toe joint
Yes: With post op immobilization of toe I can't fathom the need to immobilize the ankle your using the old boot won't hurt you it's the rocker bottom on the boot that will help . the I just don't see the bed to immobilizing the ankle we used post op shoes for foot surgery but both would work ...Read more
Many possible...: But thankfully they are rare. Possibilities include: wound healing problems, sound infection, joint infection, soft tissue infection, bone infection, hardware failure, improper reduction (alignment), failure to heal, slow healing, failure of the surgery, excessive blood loss, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, tendon damage, cartilage damage, etc. ...Read more
Up to one year: Depending on what type of surgery you had it could take up to at least one year before you can start running again. Talk to your surgeon, make sure you are following the rehab program you have been given. There are other activities that I have my athletes do including swimming etc. ...Read more
Could range : Fom minor to severe.....Keep feet elevated above heart level, ice as often as can. ...Read more
Ankle surgery : It depends on what type of surgery you had for the surgery and how long ago but you will have some pain. If this has been occurring for some time with no dissipation of the pain i would recommend seeing another foot and ankle specialist or orthopedist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more
Probably: But high heels are bad for your feet. ...Read more
When healed. : Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and if you had screws placed, you're likely waiting on bone to heal before you can become active again. Check with your surgeon: your healing rate can be determined with a set of x-rays. You don't want to push your body too fast! ...Read more
Have it : Re- evaluated by a doctor. X-rays should be taken, and options can then be discussed with you. ...Read more
Is there a : Problem? I advise following your surgeons post op orders. ...Read more
The only person : That should answer this question is your treating physician. ...Read more
I'm on light bearing due to ankle surgery but mean while my thighs have given away i need to have thigh exercise?
Physical therapy: Pain and alterations in gait due to using crutches can bring on symptoms like this. Your physical therapist can evaluate and treat this type of weakness. They will advise to see your doc if they think there is something more to your complaints that needs evaluation like a nerve/spine problem. ...Read more
Been told 2 walk around on an open wound after surgery 2 my ankle but wont that keep splitting it open only has a dressing on it?
Verify with doc: Keeping things mobile after surgery is a common practice nowadays. Not sure if you have sutures or some type of closure or how long post op you are. Many docs like to keep things moving. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. If you are feeling an increase in pain in the area or something doesn't seem right, let your doc know . ...Read more
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