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How to start walking in aircast boot after ankle surgery?

How to start walking in aircast boot 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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Will i still be able to walk normally after having ankle surgery?

Will i still be able to walk normally after having ankle surgery?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Return to surgeon: Go back to your surgeon that corrected the broken ankle and tell him/ her your concerns, and that you would like a low profile walking cast boot to help with partial weight bearing. Also ask him /her if physical therapy is needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What's the recovery time for an ankle surgery?

What's the recovery time for an ankle surgery?

Depends: Ak=nkle surgery could be a tumor, fracture or a miriad of problems. Depending why you had the durgery will depend the recovery time associated with it. ...Read more

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Should i get ankle surgery for unstable ankle?

Should i get ankle surgery for unstable ankle?

IT DEPENDS: You should have x-rays including stress views; maybe an MRI. Then, maybe a functional brace and PT before surgery. ...Read more

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What are some complications from ankle surgery?

What are some complications from ankle surgery?

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

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What is the definition or description of: ankle surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ankle surgery?

Ankle Surgery: Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve incision into the same. ...Read more

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How many screws are used in ankle surgery?

How many screws are used in ankle surgery?

It depends: There is no pre-determined number of screws used in ankle surgery. It depends on the extent of the fracture and what procedures are required to properly address the fracture. ...Read more

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How quickly after ankle surgery can I run?

How quickly after ankle surgery can I run?

Depends on the type: The fractures take up to 12 weeks to get you to bear weight on the ankle... Running could take another months after that. ...Read more

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How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

Up to a year: After injury or surgery, it can take up to one full year for the body to finish healing and remodeling. ...Read more

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How long after ankle surgery until it is alright to run?

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

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What's 'normal' swelling first week after ankle surgery?

What's 'normal' swelling first week after ankle surgery?

Could range : Fom minor to severe.....Keep feet elevated above heart level, ice as often as can. ...Read more

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I have severe pain due to ankle surgery, any suggestions?

I have severe pain due to ankle surgery, any suggestions?

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

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Will my piercings interfere with my upcoming ankle surgery?

Piercing: Any jewelry should be removed prior to any surgery. During surgery the surgeon will use an device called a bovie which is electric. If you have any jewelry it will cause a burn at the site. ...Read more

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After ankle surgery, is it important for a person to stay in bed?

Maybe: Being non weigt bearing and keeping pressure of the foot and leg with elevation is the key. ...Read more

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I got screws after ankle surgery. When can I become active again/?

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

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What can I do for pain caused by ankle surgery years ago from football?

What can I do for pain caused by ankle surgery years ago from football?

Have it : Re- evaluated by a doctor. X-rays should be taken, and options can then be discussed with you. ...Read more

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When can I go to the gym again if i had microfracture ankle surgery 3 weeks ago?

The only person : That should answer this question is your treating physician. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Surgery (Definition)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve ...Read more