Is it ok to walk if I have a talus fracture?

Talus fracture. If it is an acute fracture. I would recommend you don't.
All depends on. The type of fracture that is present. Off weight bearing though would minimize chance of causing more damage.
Generally, no. It depends on the type of talus fracture, but most talus fractures require non weight bearing for 8-12 weeks while they heal. Many talus fractures also require surgery, so make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure your fracture is being treated appropriately!

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I have a talus fracture for a few weeks now and I am sleeping with this boot on I do not have anymore pain can I sleep bootless? Would like to have an alternative to sleeping without the heavy uncomfortable boot on to walk and sleep in.

The. The two areas of the talus that are apt to get fractured are the dome, the top cartilaginous area that articulates with the tibia, the bone above it, and the neck of the talus. Talar neck fractures are usually much more disabling and significant than talar dome fractures. Not knowing which you have (and there are varying degrees of each kind of these fractures), it's hard to give specific advice. The use of a removable cast-boot has it's attributes and its liabilities. The attribute is you can take it off, which makes bathing infinitely easier than if you were in a hard cast. The liability is you can take it off. If you take this off at night to go to sleep and you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, chances are you're not going to slap that thing back on just to pee, and that is the liability. So my best advice would be to ask your doctor. I know as a doctor, the last thing I want to hear from one of my patients is they went on line and some doctor said it was ok to remove the boot when going to bed when I told them to wear it "all the time." it's a phone call away to what would really be your best answer!
Postop shoe. A postop velcro shoe can be used instead of the boot. Another alternative is to wear an ankle brace.

Is it normal to be unable to walk on a talus fracture?

Yes, initially. Depending on the type of talus fracture, many are treated with initial non-weightbearing with or without surgery. Usually, patients are full weightbearing by 3 months.

I think I can't walk because of my talus fracture. I hate my life. What should I do?

Get it treated! If you have any kind of fracture of the talus, see a doctor and get it treated. There is always something that can be done. In more severe or long-standing cases, surgery may be required. You are too young to have to suffer with this kind of pain. A doctor may be able to help you tremendously.
Talus fractures. Can be a real pain and difficult to deal with for most as you are not allowed to walk during the healing process. Understand there are many people going thru what you are. It is very frustrating. You need to see the bigger picture and realize that there are people who don't have legs and realize this is just a hurdle you have to get over. Ask your dr for a refer to a psychiatrist, they are helpful.
See specialist. Is your fracture not healing or has it healed in a bad position? If bone hasnt healed you may need a bone stimulator. Get ct scan and see foot specialist would be my advise. Sometimes supporting with orthotic arch supports can help alot.

I had talus fracture and 2 screws. 8 months passed and we ll take out screws due to my inversion movement problem. When can I walk after screw removal?

Let pain guide you. Assuming that the talus fracture is healed, gradually load foot as tolerated. Using water excercises can be very useful since you can gradually load the leg from deep to shallow water allowing full range of motion.

What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

See below. It means you have sustained a severe injury that will require at least immobilization if not surgery to repair.

I sprained my ankle 6 months ago and continued having pain. Doctors think I have a talus fracture. What do I do now?

X-ray. Get an x-ray.
Further exam. You will need at least an x-ray if not a ct scan or MRI to determine if there is a fracture.
Xray to foot. If the fractured is heald then you could have phantom syndrome, or symathetic reflex dystrophy, which you need trigger point injection or sympthetice block.
Have it evaluated. Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get her the appropriate care. You may need to have it immobilized. You may need a bone scan or an MRI if the x-rays were inconclusive.

How can a person have a talus fracture for months and not know it? Is that normal?

Stress fracture? If you have had no pain and found the "fracture" on an x-ray taken for another reason you probably had just a small crack in the bone which has shown up because it has mostly healed. Somtimes tiny "stress fractures" have no symptoms.
Possible. There are different types of fractures. One type of fracture that can occur with a talus is erosion of the cartilage or fissuring of the cartilage. This can occur with a trauma or could be something that occurs over time. It is plausible it went unrecognized after the fissure of the cartilage reached a certain depth.
Talus fx. Depends on many factors such as: severity, if non-displaced, your weight, level of your activity, location of fracture or your pain tolerance.

Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

The pain radiates. A talus fracture will generally cause pain in the ankle region, but certainly the pain can radiate into the foot as well. The pain should subside as the bone begins to heal. Generally, talus fractures require surgical fixation, but not all do. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon (if you haven't already) to make sure that your fracture is being treated appropriately!
Not unusual. Depending on the location and type of fracture is possible to experience pain on the top of the foot. Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. Treatment option can be conservative or surgical. Immobilization of the area with a rigid walking boot, splint, brace or a cast is usually required. Follow up x-rays are taken to monitor the healing. Seek professional advice.
Talus fracture. It is very common for this type of fracture to radiate pain. Splinting pain is common as well. Make sure you follow up with your podiatrist as these can need surgery for proper healing, but not always of course. Good luck.

Is it safe to fly if you're recovering from a talus fracture?

Generally yes but... Flying after a talus fracture presents a couple of problems. The decreased atmospheric pressure in the cabin relative ground-level pressure will cause your ankle to swell. This can exacerbate pain and/or lead to wound problems. The second issue is blood clot formation. These are more likely in airline travelers. I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon to address these issues.