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Had plaster cast removed from leg. Have pain on right side after using one crutch. Guidance?

HI I have recenlty has a plaster cast removed from my leg after a broken ankle, I am now able to walk with one cruthc as support however over the past 2 days since using both cruthches andn moving to one I have a sharp pain in my right side round towards the back when I breathe in to deeply or cough. I am thinking this could be a muslce strain due to the extra work that arm was doing whilst I was in plaster and walking on crutches
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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After the removal of a cast, it is common to have some stiffness of the leg and pain in the joint movement. This can be relieved with mild pain killers, hot fomentation and physiotherapy exercises.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Yeah, definitely that should be a muscle catch or pull.
*Use some antiinflammatory medication
* Apply muscle relaxant gel
*Intermittant hot fomentation
* Avoid particular movements that causes pain
Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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