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I had plantar facisitis surgery one month ago. I have no pain and wear a walking boot. Can i start a walking program?
A cam walker: Is an acceptable treatment for plantar fascitiis. I would think it would be easier to use normal shoes and use an orthotic though..,,, ...Read more
A recent MRI showed my right facia to be 60 to 70% torn. I am in a rigid walking boot. How much activity is recommended?
Fascia Injury: Where are you referring to your fascia being torn? I am assuming you mean your plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot. 60-70% torn is quite extensive. You are listed as 72 years old so it may take 2 plus months to resolve. Make sure you get into some physical therapy so your ankle doesn't get weak. I like to use unloader boots which have an air bladder inside. ...Read more
I have a 5th metatarsal break and I'm in a walking boot. Would it be okay to go fishing out in a boat if I am careful? Need to get out of the house.
I fell on the side walk about a month ago. The doctors have me crutches and a walking boot. The walking boot doesn't help that much. Is it fractured?
Don't know: It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury. Best to consult your treating doctor. ...Read more
Have it checked: Have a foot/ankle specialist examine. Hard to say what treatment will be rendered without an exam. If it needs to be immobilized, a walking boot may be an option for the doctor. Really, can't make that call without determining the extent of the injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aircast: Look on the internet for an aircast boot. Specifically you need a curved (rocker) bottom boot. (i have no affiliation with aircast ). ...Read more
It immobilizes : The foot so that the foot is not going thru its full range. They often have rocker bottoms, so your not spending a lot of time on any one particular part of the foot. ...Read more
Possibly: Great question - 2 options 1 = surgery 2 = non operative treatment The decision should be made by you and the surgeon with the understanding of risks and benefits of both. Considerations include your age and activity level. However, one of the main issues is the type of tear: complete, partial, and GAP SIZE if complete. You need an US or MR to know for sure if you can be treated non-op. Good luck ...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
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