Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

when i sprained my ankle the doctor told me to get slouch socks to go under my air cast, is that true?

doctor said to get slouch socks to help cushion air cast while on crutches is this true if so i will get them

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  • 1 decade ago
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    That sounds right. Knee-high, cotton slouch socks (in white, preferably) would be just the right weight and length to wear under a compression air cast. Diabetics are often advised to wear them, too, since they are warm and non-constricting.

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  • Tracy
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    4 years ago

    I badly sprained my ankle about 3 weeks ago. I was in a hurry going down the stairs, lost my balance and landed on a bad side of my left foot, causing my left ankle to be stretched going on the inside. The first 48 hours were excruciating and the pain was un-believable. I've never had a serious ankle injury before.

    So I immediately treated it using the RICE method. The following day, the bruising and swelling were so horrible. I found out that I got a second degree sprain and immediately panicked after that. I had a football game on that week and it been looking forward to it because I've been training for rt. I had teammates that had similar injuries and it took them months to fully recover, some of them stopped playing altogether. So I kinda had a short-term depression because I can't imagine myself not being able to run and play sports anymore.

    Because I was so desperate to recover again, I contacted a lot of people that I know who do sports and asked them if they had similar injuries. One friend of mine, from the boy's football team in my university, told me about H.E.M. Ankle Rehab. I got a copy 4 days after I got injured. I immediately read and followed what was instructed and felt improvement on the first day. I was able to walk a bit, but I was in pain.

    A couple of days after that, the swelling and bruising were subsid-ing significantly and on the fourth day, I was walking comfortably again. Although I've had felt a bit of stiffness, I continued doing what was instructed. My sister was surprised that I have recovered this fast. I told her about this book and was shocked on how effective the procedures were. I'm just so happy that this book was shared to me and how effective it is.

    Heal your ankle fully & fast?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Completely agree with above post

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  • 1 decade ago

    Never heard of that, I apply them every day, but it wont hurt anything!

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