Re: cant walk and on holiday!

I am sorry this has happened to you. X rays do not show soft tissue damage which can be as painful as a fracture. An MRI can be better at showing soft tissue damage. When in doubt, immobilize. It is true there will be atrophy but if there is ligament or tendon damage, it is best to stop motion so things can try to heal. If no improvement is noted after about 6 weeks, then I recommend an MRI for further information. Unfortunately, I can't se your foot or examine it, so I can't really be more specific. I am not at all familiar with the medical system in Bolivia so again, I am sorry.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on December 19, 2003 at 21:32:02:

In Reply to: cant walk and on holiday! posted by Melissa on December 19, 2003 at 14:16:11:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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