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How do I get swelling to down after ankle cast removal, no pain just swelling when weight bearing?

How do I get swelling to down after ankle cast removal, no pain just swelling when weight bearing?

Elevate.: Elevation and mild activity as tolerated. Might want to avoid non steroidal agents as they can cause sodium retention and swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Not knowing why U-: -have the cast on 4 would help but the ultimate answer must come from Ur provider who knows about Ur case. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband (rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more

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Why is my ankle hurting so much after cast removal?

Why is my ankle hurting so much after cast removal?

Talk to your doctor: You should not have significant pain after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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Had a recent ankle fracture and there is swelling post cast removal. Should I be worried?

Had a recent ankle fracture and there is swelling post cast removal. Should I be worried?

Goes down with time: Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time. It takes on average a total of 9 months for swelling and pain to either go away or if some swelling remains after 9 months it may persist. Therapy and activity will help reduce swelling with time. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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I had screw fixation surgery for my maisonette fracture 25 days after I broke my ankle. Will the surgery delay my rehab time and my cast removal?

I had screw fixation surgery for my maisonette fracture 25 days after I broke my ankle. Will the surgery delay my rehab time and my cast removal?

Most likely: Assuming that you are talking about a maisonnieuve fracture. .. The fixation screw is kept in place for 6-8 weeks during which time weight bearing is restricted. The screw is often removed prior to allowing full weight bearing but there is some variation among doctor's treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I have had an orif to my ankle on 3-June-2014. How long until I will be able to walk without crutches? What's the process after having my cast off?

I have had an orif to my ankle on 3-June-2014. How long until I will be able to walk without crutches? What's the process after having my cast off?

About 6 - 8 weeks: It generally takes about 6 to eight week before letting patient walk on operated ankle Depending on the follow up XRays You will need to do exercises and rehabilitation of the ankle to get strength and flexibility in the ankle back It may take any where from 3-6 months for complete recovery Please follow up with your Surgeon and let him make these decisions and follow his/her directions ...Read more

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I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and I'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and I'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

Give it time: You should be able to walk soon. Give it time. If the surgeon said you can walk it mean you are safe too but you will likely take awhile to get your balance an strength back. ...Read more

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Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Healing times vary: Healing times may vary depending on the individual and on the severity of the injury. Pain and swelling may last a long time. The pain and swelling will usually improve over the course of the first few weeks. When you are able to put pressure on it without any significant pain and instability you may be able to wean yourself off of the crutches. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage

Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage

I would recommend th: I would recommend that you continue with movement, however, with caution not to exacerbate your symptoms, or aggravate the injury. A supervised rehabilitation program would benefit with progression to a home exercise program. ...Read more

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Why does my foot look bigger after the cast removal?

Why does my foot look bigger after the cast removal?

Possible swelling: Maybe it swelled slightly, or maybe there was swelling before and when comparing it with the other foot makes it look even bigger. ...Read more

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How long after cast removal of jones fravture will my foot be swollen?

How long after cast removal of jones fravture will my foot be swollen?

A few weeks: The skin, muscles, and soft tissues in your foot will get back to normal when you start using it like normal. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks after cast removal. You may have a prominent area of callous formation that will remodel over the next year. Fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal are subcutaneous. If you are a thin person you may notice a bump permanently. ...Read more

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I broke my 5th metatarsal on my foot. No cast just foot boot and crutches. No weight bearing. When should I try to walk on it. I cant go to the dr I d?

I broke my 5th metatarsal on my foot. No cast just foot boot and crutches. No weight bearing. When should I try to walk on it. I cant go to the dr I d?

Break in period..: There are breaks and then there are breaks. Without knowing the severity of the fracture, stress or otherwise, it is impossible to assign a treatment regimen. No matter what the degree of injury, it would be most wise to avoid weight bearing as much as possible and use the crutches with the boot. ...Read more

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I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?

I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?

Fibula fracture: Yes if the fracture is recent pain is common. Just make sure the cast is not too tight which can also cause pain. ...Read more

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How long until one can walk on an orthopedic cast?

Depends: The cast can be either walking or non-walking cast. If the cast is non-walking, it is not meant to have weight born upon it, and doing so will damage the cast. Additionally, if the orthopod has done surgery, you will want to wait until the surgery or fracture heals enough that the doctor is comfortable with you walking on it. ...Read more

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Is it okay that my broken ankle hurt in walking cast?

Is it okay that my broken ankle hurt in walking cast?

Broken ankle: If it hurts in your cast, see the physician that put the cast on it. He/she would want you to make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle. Can I still walk with my air cast?

I fractured my ankle. Can I still walk with my air cast?

Varies: It varies based upon a more detailed description about the nature of your injury. I would not hesitate to follow up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Crutches elevation: If your foot/ankle hurts when walking on it in a cast use crutches. Maybe too early to walk on it if it is swelling elevation higher than your heart can help. ...Read more

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I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will I be able to walk without any pain?

I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will I be able to walk without any pain?

Depends on injury: Obviously, your doctor wouldn't have removed the cast if the ankle wasn't ready to support weight. The length of time until pain free walking really depends on the injury. Most fractures will have some degree of stiffness for weeks after cast removal. If the joint is involved, this could extend to months and physical therapy may be needed to restore motion. The best person to ask is your doctor. ...Read more

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I broke my right ankle on both sides april 1st, cast is due to come off on may 22. I don't know what to expect, will I be able to walk right away?

I broke my right ankle on both sides april 1st, cast is due to come off on may 22. I don't know what to expect, will I be able to walk right away?

Ankle fracture: Normally one the cast comes off you are placed in a walking boot for 2 weeks with a compression bandage to keep swelling down. Your dr. May have you partial of full weight bearing depend on what they think is best. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more