Broken leg brace

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Hi all, Just started wearing my leg brace for the left foot drop... wore it for 2 hours yesterday... felt so weird wearing it... fet like i was wearing a heavy, heavy boot... actually it is extremely light weight so it was strange that when it was on, it felt so heavy... also the numbness in my foot was much stronger than usual and since taking it off, there is a small area on the shin where the bar rests is so sore, tender to touch... redness gone but still 24 hours later, hurts...
Shannon, on this Forum, may be able to help you better. I had a younger pup once with a broken rear leg that was casted. She did heal up fine but that leg was always a "bit" off. If you have access to one,see if you have a canine Orthopedist around you can consult and show him/her the x-rays.
Three days ago I went to the orthopedist for an appointment and the doctor said it was time I started keeping my neck brace off whille I was at home but I still have to wear it when Im in a vehicle for a further two months. A day later I started getting a tingling numbness in my fingertips like when your arm or leg goes to sleep. It comes and goes, but I still have full movement and sensitivity in my fingers.
I hurt my foot jumping off a steeplechase barrier during cross country practice 5 days ago and forced myself to walk on it over the next few days until i got an xray and was told it was broken- a displaced fracture in the 5th metatarsal. I have been aqua jogging every day since and strength and conditioning exercising but i still feel its not working me hard enough. I am a runner and am terrified of my losing my fitness.
I know once the swelling goes down I will be able to move it, just wondering if I will heal correctly! I do have it in a finger brace which helps a lot with the pain but I am constantly hitting my hands on things which really hurts! Thank you for taking the time to read this!
cruciate ligament, tore the medial collateral ligament and possibly damaged a meniscus. Am still in a brace locked at 0 - 45 degrees and wondering if I should be starting to try and move it or still keep the brace on? How long does it normally take to get back to 'normal' everday range of movement? Am a female in my early 40's. Thanks!
suffered broken ankle in May 2010. Had surgery with plate and screws to fix. 2 weeks no weight bareing, 8 + weeks in camwalker boot - weight bearing as tolerated. Then moved to right ankle element brace and cane. Have completed 2 sessions of PT. Have chronic pain i ... [More] n foot/ankle with every step I take. Both my foot/leg are still swollen and discolored. Taking pain meds daily. Recently returned to work (4 hours per day sitting).
She ordered for a new fitting, then th guy came to make the mold for the brace and he says to me she requests two - because the lef leg is weaker than the right.Now mentally I have known for years that both legs were getting slower, but I just kept on pushing. Now since the broken foot, my desire to fight to walk is almost gone - but I know Roz and I will do what is necessary to keep going.
You can put on brace and keep your leg elevated. The brace should not be as tight as to compromise the venous circulation as that would further aggravation of swelling. Keep me posted. Bye.
Op two days later and had patella wired together as was broken in about 6 pieces. Leg put into brace with a 60 degree movement for 6 weeks. In hospital for a week. Had physio after leaving hospital for a few months. On the 4th October 2008 went back into hospital and had the wires removed - in hospital overnight. Two weeks after this op. on the 17th October 2009 broke my L2 vertabrae lifting a heavy box. Was put in a brace which was more for support than anything the surgeon said.
I broke my leg and had surgery over 8 to 9 months ago and this leg is still swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling so I can wear my boots again. Thanks.
I was walking and riding my bike after this accident occurred and did not see an Orthopedic Surgeon or find out that I had broken my knee cap until one month after the injury. I am now using a full leg brace. From your experience in these matters, do you think this bone will heal properly after so much time had passed before getting treatment? The doctor wants to see me in three weeks (which will be seven weeks from the time of the injury). Thank you.
Walking on no incline and uphill/stairs were generally fine, although my feet were burning the more I walked, and my left leg felt stiff, as if I had a brace on my knee. But walking downhill, even on a very subtle decline, was...awkward. My left leg seemed not to know where to place itself on the ground, sometimes just swinging too far out in front of me almost uncontrollably.
i had anterior lumbar fusion l5-S1 in may of 06. Immediatedly developed leg pain, with numbness and pins and needles. told surgeon on 2 separate occasions he ignored my questions as to why this happened. The last 8 months have been hell for me. i am now on 800 mg of neurotin 3x a day. i cannot put any weight on my left leg at all.
For the past 2 days I have a very slight heat sensation in my lower left leg (no other problems). Is this some thing I should be concerned about now, or wait for my drs. appt in a few weeks?
this is very hard for children to understand as they can't see your pain as if say your leg was broken the child could see you are injured but with pain it is hard for them to understand because they can't really see it. I am so sorry your going through so much pain at an early age and feel you have no real diagnosis. So keep looking until you do find that doctor who says yes I know what is wrong and we will do everything we can to alleviate the problem for you.
I had surgery 1 month ago and on my L5 S1. I have had very bad pain in my left leg since surgery and now thhey think that perhaps a screw is hitting on a nerve causing this pain. I go for a CAT scan tomorrow, and if this IS the problem, I AM NOT looking forward to another surgery. PLEASE help! I am taking 2 Tramodol, 1 soma, and 2 Oxycodone/APAP 10/325 every 4 hours. Even this does not take the pain away but takes the edge off some so that I can stand it.
I have seen 20+ specialists/doctors (orthopedics, one pain specialist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, etc...
I have pain in lower back on left side, left hip pain, left pelvic pain and pain down the left leg at times. It comes and goes. Gets real bad,(when I put weight on left leg) then can ease up within minutes with changing position. I had similar trouble when I was about 30 but it went away. Any ideas? I am 47 now.
I have seen 20+ specialists/doctors (orthopedics, one pain specialist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, etc...
I have seen 20+ specialists/doctors (orthopedics, one pain specialist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, etc...
Hello! You still might have damaged some soft tissue; ligaments or tendons. As it is tender you should apply ice packs and also take some ibuprofen for couple of days. Do not exert and if pain continues wear a brace and follow up with an orthopedician for further examination and diagnosis. Take care!
my wrignt leg both legament is broken but know i have some economical problam so that i can`t replace it know i want to know that how much time i have to replace it
My son was born with a broken collarbone--broken during delivery. It is so sad.To be BORN with a broken bone....sad! But its true that newborns heal FAST and WELL. He wore a sling to hold his arm still for 4 weeks, and he is now 11 months and you would never know that it even happened. Hopefully everything will heal well and be just fine with your son!
I had to wait over 2 hours at work then was driven to help/ after getting to this workman dr I had to wait again 4 hours/ Mean time my whole left leg was hurting, and my ankle was hurting, and my foot was turn towards my other foot/ This doctor ask me if my foot was always like that I said not like that at all? They did usual xrays and found my left leg wasn't broken.
When I feel that familiar .... weird beat that leads into svt, I freeze and brace myself. So I guess, it is good I get this taken care of once and for all.
Should mention that I have a weak right ankle and wear a leg brace for that...whenever I think to put it on that is...which is only when my back and knees start to bother me...but I doubt that a weak ankle would produce a pain in an upper leg bone...? Was born with the weak ankle...the upper leg pain is new as of a few months ago.
He tore all ACL muscles in his right knee. His back was broke in 3 places, one of which was broken completely into. They did no type surgery to his back, but he had to wear a back brace for over a month. He broke his left leg from his hip and broke his femur. The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium rod in his leg. He is taking physical therapy, but still unable to walk. His feet are so red due to red splotches and are going up his legs now.
He tore all ACL muscles in his right knee. His back was broke in 3 places, one of which was broken completely into. They did no type surgery to his back, but he had to wear a back brace for over a month. His tailbone and pelvis was also broke. He broke his left leg from his hip and broke his femur. The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium rod in his leg. He is taking physical therapy, but still unable to walk.
After fracture union the avascular body of the talus is protected by using a patellar-tendon bearing brace. Use of this brace is continued till revascularization (blood supply to the talus body develops again) of the talus body occurs. This can take up to 3 to 4 years. I would definatly reccommend that you get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon, and express your concern on the development of AVN.
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