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Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Foot pain: No it is abnormal;so go get a physical exam and possibly an Xray as well as appropriate therapy/advice based on findings

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: An ortho specialist will be needed to assess and follow up. That is clearly needed as to ruling in or out a possible fracture and having the right tre ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization : First make sure it is not displaced. Immobilization is a key to healing and expect 6-8 weeks for it to heal. If displaced surgery may be needed.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
See doc; get X-ray: It is important that the fracture be diagnosed and evaluated by x-ray. Depending on the location of the fracture as well as the extent of displacemen ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
27 years experience Podiatry
Immobilize: You should have a proper physical exam and review of you medical history. Regarding the 2nd metatarsal fracture, treatment can range from a cast or b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Not likely.: I guess anything is possible, but I would think symptoms would develop as the weeks went by. Typically, swelling and pain would limit your ability to ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
How far off?: The three weeks since your injury have certainly substantially reduced or eliminated immediate treatment options. But rest easy. As long as the align ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stress fracture: Hard sole shoe or walking boot. May need period of rest, nonweightbearing, & crutches.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Curry
14 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: with the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try looking online: Years ago, listings were available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Reconsider diagnosis: If you are still standing and walking on it a lot, you could conceivably still have a stress fracture that has not healed and may need to go to crutch ... Read More
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