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Your Inability to Bear Weight Immediately After Injury May Also be Known as:
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Top 8 Inability to Bear Weight Immediately After Injury Causes

  1. 1.Hip Fracture

    A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved, which determines the type of surgery used for treatment.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER as complications can become life-threatening. Treatment involves a combination of surgery, rehabilitation and medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, constant hip pain, groin pain, severe hip pain, pain in the outside of the hip
    Symptoms that always occur with hip fracture:
    hip pain from an injury, constant hip pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Ankle Fracture

    An ankle fracture is a break in 1 or more ankle bones.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. The ankle will likely be splinted but in severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, constant ankle pain, swollen ankle, pain in one ankle, ankle pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with ankle fracture:
    pain in one ankle, swollen ankle, ankle pain from an injury, constant ankle pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Foot Sprain

    The bones of the ankle and foot are held together by ligaments, which are bands of tough tissue. A sprain is a type of injury where one or more of the ligaments is stretched too far, causing tiny fibers in the ligaments to tear. In most cases, the ligament does not tear completely.

    You should go to a retail clinic to have the foot sprain evaluated. Most often, minor sprains can be treated by resting the foot, elevating it while sitting or laying down, and applying an ice pack or heat. Over-the-counter pain medication can help as well.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, limping, foot injury, warm red foot swelling, swelling of one foot
    Symptoms that always occur with foot sprain:
    pain in one foot, foot injury
    Symptoms that never occur with foot sprain:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  4. 4.Calcaneus Fracture

    The calcaneus (heel bone) can be fractured during high-energy collision, such as a fall from height or a motor vehicle crash. Heel bone fractures are often severe, and may result in long-term problems.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. A doctor will confirm the diagnosis with an X-Ray. This condition can be treated non-surgically with a cast. However, if the bones have shifted out of place, surgery may be needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, swelling of both feet, pain in one foot, severe foot pain, pain in both feet
    Symptoms that always occur with calcaneus fracture:
    inability to bear weight immediately after injury, foot pain from an injury, severe foot pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  5. 5.Femoral Shaft Fracture

    A femoral shaft fracture is a break anywhere along the long, straight part of the femur (thighbone) known as the shaft. Since the femur is the longest, strongest bone in the body, it is fairly difficult to break it (car crashes account for the most femur fractures).

    You are likely feeling extreme, severe pain in the impacted leg and should go directly to the emergency room via ambulance. From that point, your doctor will determine how to proceed (usually, surgery is needed followed by a long recovery period).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abnormally high heartrate, constant upper leg pain, thigh pain, severe thigh pain, swollen thigh
    Symptoms that always occur with femoral shaft fracture:
    inability to bear weight immediately after injury, thigh pain, severe thigh pain, pain when touching the thigh, swollen thigh, constant upper leg pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  6. 6.Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Pcl) Injury

    The PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) is located in the back of the knee and connects the big thigh bone (femur) to the big shin bone (tibia). It keeps the tibia from moving backwards. An injury to the PCL requires a huge force, making it much rarer than an ACL tear.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where a physical exam and imaging can determine the extent of the injury. Treatment would, of course, depend on the severity of the injury, ranging from just immobilization to full surgery if the knee is totally damaged.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury, constant knee pain, severe knee pain, swollen knee
    Symptoms that always occur with posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury:
    inability to bear weight immediately after injury, pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury, severe knee pain, constant knee pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Fracture of the Talus

    A talus fracture is a break in one of the bones in the ankle called the "talus." This type of injury oftens occurs during a high-energy event, such as a car accident or fall.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. This type of fracture generally involves surgical treatment to repair the break.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, swollen ankle, pain in one ankle, severe foot pain, ankle pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with fracture of the talus:
    pain in one ankle, ankle pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  8. 8.Severe Ankle Injury Needing Imaging

    An ankle fracture is a break in 1 or more ankle bones. Having neurovascular compromise means that the fracture was so severe that blood flow to the toes and nerves of the foot was interrupted.

    Call 911 immediately for an ambulance. These types of fractures need to be repaired at a hospital as soon as possible.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    cold toe, pain in one ankle, ankle pain from an injury, swollen ankle, constant ankle pain
    Symptoms that always occur with severe ankle injury needing imaging:
    bruised ankle, toe numbness, pain in one ankle, pain when pressing on the ankle bone, swollen ankle, ankle pain from an injury, constant ankle pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Inability to Bear Weight Immediately After Injury

  • Q.Is your difficulty walking constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How difficult is it to walk?
  • Q.Has your walking difficulty gotten better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your walking difficulty been going on?

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Inability to Bear Weight Immediately After Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced inability to bear weight immediately after injury have also experienced:

    • 20% Inability to Bear Weight Some Time After Injury
    • 16% Foot Pain
    • 4% Swollen Foot
  • People who have experienced inability to bear weight immediately after injury had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced inability to bear weight immediately after injury were most often matched with:

    • 15% Foot Sprain

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