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What can help a person with a broken leg walk?

What can help a person with a broken leg walk?

Physical therapy: After the leg has healed adequately, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and reteach how to walk again. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

Depends: There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist. ...Read more

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How can a person with a broken leg make sure they dont develop a blood clot?

How can a person with a broken leg make sure they dont develop a blood clot?

Use your calf muscle: The calf is a secondary blood pump the squeezes the blood out of your leg and back to the heart. Flexing your foot down activates the muscle. Do this as often as possible like your pulse. Elevate your leg just above your heart whenever possible even at night. Put a bolster/pillow under the mattress at the foot of the bed. If the cast is off use antithrombotic (elastic) stockings. ...Read more

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What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobilizaiton is off or you may help the part of the affected limb by doing some exercises to help preserve its functionality, but this will not necessarily affect the healing process of the fracture. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is my skin really dry after having a broken leg?

Help docs? Why is my skin really dry after having a broken leg?

If your leg has: Been casted- there is probably a lot of dry, dead skin that could not be exfoliated and shed like normal. ...Read more

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Help, I can't sleep because of broken leg with no cast. Anything I can take?

Help, I can't sleep because of broken leg with no cast. Anything I can take?

You can support the: Leg with a brace. Immobilization is key. You can use towels wrapped around your leg and something as simple as a broomstick on the inside and outside of your leg wrapped with a bandage to hold he leg still. Ice NSAIDs and Tylenol will also help. ...Read more

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Someone please help me account for broken leg and ribs on baby?

Someone please help me account for broken leg and ribs on baby?

Worrisome...: The baby could have fallen or had an accident, but there is likely something more serious at play. There could be genetic diseases like osteogenesis imperfecta that causes "brittle bones". The other thing of concern would be child abuse. Either way, i would take this very seriously. ...Read more

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Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Calcium intake: There are plenty of sources of calcium and depending on your age and sex you may need to be on form of calcium supplementation anyway. I am not aware that this form of therapy helps heal fractured bones though. I common source i recommend is caltrate which has calcium and vitamin d in it --often two a day. ...Read more