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    None of the rental places I tried today returned my call. Anyone know where I can rent or borrow a wheelchair for a time? I'm TERRIBLE on crutches, but broke my ankle yesterday and need a way to get around.

    Please PM if you're in Northern Virginia and have an idea?

    Thanks
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    My mom used a walker when she broke her ankle. She didn't like the crutches either, but wanted more mobility and ease of use than a wheelchair (try folding up a wheelchair and putting it in your car on a broken ankle).You might want to check that out.

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    Tess wrote:
    None of the rental places I tried today returned my call. Anyone know where I can rent or borrow a wheelchair for a time? I'm TERRIBLE on crutches, but broke my ankle yesterday and need a way to get around.

    Please PM if you're in Northern Virginia and have an idea?

    Thanks
    I've severely sprained my ankle a couple of times so I totally feel your pain. Is a bootwalker an option or did you do a grade III sprain where the tendon comes off of the foot boone?

    Have you tried calling your insurance company? Sometimes they have those "call a nurse lines" and maybe they can help and it might be covered under your policy.

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    Sorry to hear of your injury, Tess.
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    soloban wrote:
    I've severely sprained my ankle a couple of times so I totally feel your pain. Is a bootwalker an option or did you do a grade III sprain where the tendon comes off of the foot boone?

    Have you tried calling your insurance company? Sometimes they have those "call a nurse lines" and maybe they can help and it might be covered under your policy.
    It'sd efinitely a break of the tip of the fibula where it joins the ankle bone. don't know what the casting options are, yet. i'll find out tomorrow.

    I have found aplace that rents the knee walkers, though; that might be an option. I'll still want a wheelchair for some times.

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    UPDATE - Never mind. Given where the break is, I am able to wear a camm boot, and put weight on the foot now. Don't need the chair, thankfully.
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