8 doctors weighed in:

Can i walk on tiptoe with a broken ankle?

8 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

You are risking more injury.

In brief: No

You are risking more injury.
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Dr. Paul Harper
No. Wait until you heal or you will get worse.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: If hurts=NO

Pain is a sign that there is a problem. A "broken" ankle initially requires casting or bracing with altered weight bearing (crutches).
As the fracture become more stable due to healing you can place more weight on it . Toe touch walking in the first step in progress weight bearing as tolerated.

In brief: If hurts=NO

Pain is a sign that there is a problem. A "broken" ankle initially requires casting or bracing with altered weight bearing (crutches).
As the fracture become more stable due to healing you can place more weight on it . Toe touch walking in the first step in progress weight bearing as tolerated.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Just because you can walk on tiptoe it does not mean it is not broken have a doctor evaluate it.