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Cast or boot broken foot

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Dry it: Use a hair dryer on the lowest setting and blow it into the gaps. Careful not to burn yourself!
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Dry it: A hair dryer on the lowest setting can help. Be careful not to burn yourself!
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Dr. Adam Ringler
17 years experience Podiatry
Sweaty Boot: Some companies sell thick athletic type socks that can be worn under the boot and then changed every few days. This will help to keep the foot warm as ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Pressure: Broken foot is not very descriptive as there are 26 bones in each foot. That being said , the pressure you feel is probably swelling that will be gre ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Ringler
17 years experience Podiatry
Pressure Boot: Yes, after any injury, i tell patinets that there can be swelling for up to 6 months. As the swelling increases, you may fele pressure in the foo ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If your not putting: Pressure on the foot then your body is not aligned properly and you end up exerting more energy and utilizing other body parts etc....
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your phys ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple: A cast is applied from rolling either plaster or synthetic material and cannot be removed by the patient. A boot is an imobilzation device fit to t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not exactly: It depends on the nature, location, and age of your break(s). If you should not be bearing any weight, you will get a regular cast. If partial weight ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It provides compression to help remove swelling.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: See your podiatrist/ orthopedic surgeon. You may need a neurological evaluation. The symptoms you describe a worrisome for a nerve issue. A foot inj ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Simple : Simple answer: yes. The 5th metatarsal is a bone that has a "watershed" area of poor blood supply in the proximal 1/3 of the shaft that commonly lead ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Healing is slow: It is unusual that unless significant trauma you would break the 2dn metatarsal. How is your vitamin D3 level? I think it hurst more at night since yo ... Read More
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