HOT TUB

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I finally got my cast taken off and put in a walking boot. still non weight bearing for a week and a half. My roomate and i got a hot tub and i called the doc and asked if im allowed to go in it and got the green light. Does anyone here know if a hot tub would be therapeutic for my ankle? ill be in a boot for 6 weeks and i feel like a hot tub could be of some sort of help

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    Yes, its therapeutic.  It's generalized heat and it's good for circulation. If you're allowed to do exercises then do it after the hot tub. 

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    Yes a hot tub will help loosen it up. Don't over do it though. I wouldn't stay in too long. Start doing the alphabet with your foot, circles and foot pumps as if you were stepping on a gas pedal while in the water. Do NOT bear weight any sooner than dr says. I'm week 16 after surgery and only have been bearing weight for 3 wks this Thursday.  I do these same exercises in the tub but sure wish I had that hot tub of yours! 😁 Good luck and don't rush this process! 

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      Thanks! Had surgery on June 27th. I'm allowed to start walking in a week and 3 days. I do my own therapy on it now currently, I have only have the boot on since last week, so I don't have much movement yet. Up and down movents are coming along but trying to turn my ankle in is the painful part... still have plenty of time to heal up! I feel like this hottub will work great. Thanks for the feedback 

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    How long have you had a cast on and did you have surgery. I am going to the fracture clinic today to hopefully have it removed after 5 and half weeks. Nervous.
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      I was in a splint for two weeks post surgery. Then a cast for 5 weeks. I got it off a week early just because that was when my appointment was.. I'm sure you'll get it off today. Walking boot will be the next step for you 

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