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Broken Ankle Recovery Time

Posted by Brooke Williams

ankleYou heard the snap. You know what your doctor is going to say. You broke your ankle. And now you have to get it set, get into a cast, and wait around while it heals. But how long will that take? What will recovery be like and when will it be over? The minute you break your ankle and realize you are bound to a non-weight bearing lifestyle, you want your foot back beneath you in its best shape. Here is what to expect in terms of recovery time for a broken ankle as well as a few tips to help you speed it up. Broken ankle recovery time depends on the following things….
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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

The Importance of Staying Off Your Broken Ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

injured_footYou want to do everything all the time. But the problem with that is that you broke your ankle and you not have to limit yourself. Your doctor has told you that you need to remain non-weight bearing for the duration of the recovery. But can you really do that? Can you avoid putting any weight at all on your broken ankle? You can…and you should! Staying off that broken ankle is of utmost importance when it comes to the healing process. Here are a few reasons why staying in non-weight bearing mood is highly important.

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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

Put a Spring into your Step after Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

6_Activities_to Put_A_Spring_in__YourNow that spring is here, you may be excited to see the flowers pop up through the dirt, but the new season doesn’t put a smile on your face like it usually does because of your injury. There are plenty of activities you can do to put a spring into your step and here are just a few.

 

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Topics: Ankle, Foot / Bunion, Recovery

Top 10 Things to Consider When Recovering from a Broken Ankle

Posted by Brooke Williams

ankleRecovering from a broken ankle is a huge challenge. But there are a number of tricks and tips that can help you through the recovery process. Here are the top things to keep in mind when recovering from a broken ankle.

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Topics: Ankle, Recovery

Can you Drive with a Leg Cast?

Posted by Brooke Williams

CAN_YOU_DRIVE_WITH_LEG_CASTYou know that your broken leg is going to inconvenience you in a number of ways. It’s hard to get around your house, much less when you go out and about in the rest of the world. Driving is probably one of the easiest ways to get around, but can you even do that? Here are some questions for you to answer to help you gauge the answer to the big question…can you drive with a leg cast?

 

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Topics: FAQ, Recovery

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