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Options to crutches with a broken ankle

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Options_ot_crutches_with_a_broken_ankleWhen you heard the snap you knew it wasn’t good. And now you know for sure. Your ankle is broken. You will be in a cast for the immediate future. And you will have to recover from the injury on crutches…or will you….? Crutches are a popular mobility option, but they are not all that is out there. After a few days of moving slowly and having sore hands and an aching back, you may wonder what the other options are. Here are a few suggestions.

 

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Topics: Ankle

5 Winter Survival Tips for Recovering Foot Surgery

Posted by Tom Schwab

5_Winter_Survival_Tips_for_Foot_Surgery_RecoveryIt’s hard to hole up in your house, even during the winter months. You want to go go go all of the time and when your movements are limited because of foot surgery recovery, you have to hold yourself back. Not only do you have to pass on some of your regular activities, but some of the normal, everyday things you have to do are just harder. Use these winter survival tips to help you get through foot surgery recovery during the colder months.

 

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

Why do I need a second surgery after a broken ankle?

Posted by Tom Schwab

2nd_surgery_after_a_broken_ankleThere are many different ways to break an ankle and many different ways to fix a broken ankle. For certain breaks, surgery is necessary. Sometimes, surgeons even have to insert screws into the ankle to hold bones together while the ligaments around them heal. If you break your ankle and need surgery to help it recover, it is possible you will need another surgery later on. Here are some reasons why you would need a second surgery after breaking your ankle.

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Topics: Ankle

3 Alternatives to Crutches for a Broken Ankle

Posted by Tom Schwab

ALTERNATIVES_TO_CRUTCHES_BROKEN_ANKLESo you broke your ankle. Now what? Hobble around on crutches throughout your recovery? Try to maneuver around the kids all of the time? Attempt to get around at work on them? It’s certainly not ideal. But what can you do? Lucky for you, there are alternatives to crutches for those on a broken ankle. Here are three options for your mobility during the recovery process.

 

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Topics: Ankle

Can you Drive after Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Tom Schwab

WHEN_CAN_ DRIVE_AFTER BUNION_SURGERY-A bunion is a large bump that forms at the joint of the big toe. It can be very painful and it can cause the toe to misalign. The area can swell, become red, cause pain, and even impair your movement. There are plenty of things you can do to cope with a bunion, but there is no way to repair and completely correct the situation outside of surgery. If you have resorted to surgery, you likely have plenty of questions. One burning question is: can you drive after bunion surgery? You need to get around. You have to go on with your life. You don’t want the surgery to interfere too much. Here are instructions on how and when you can drive after bunion surgery.

 

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