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how long does it take to heal a fractured foot

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
6 to 8 weeks: For normal non-displaced, stable fracture to heal in healthy individual if properly treated.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Eight: To twelve weeks depending on where the fracture is.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 weeks: Need a bit more information.Which bone in the foot is fractured? Metatarsal fx's take about 8 weeks to heal on average. Some fractures in the foot may ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Fracture: Depends on the severity: consult with us if you need more specific help.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
6-8 weeks: Bones take between 6-8 weeks to heal, but the pain can last longer because the soft tissue around the bone can be injured too.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Fractures can vary by location, severity and type. Fractures tend to need stability and good nutrients with the absence of infection to heal. If it' ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Upper body: If you have a feeling that your foot is fractured or sprained you should see a doctor and get it diagnosed and treated. It is reasonable to use pain a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
43 years experience Podiatry
No weight on foot: If you truly have a confirmation of a fracture, the most logical thing to do is get off the foot and immobilize. You should determine what bone is fr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple types of fractures that can involve the foot and the treatments can vary from simple observation to casting to even surgical interv ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keyvan Ganz
19 years experience Podiatry
Depends : Depending on the fracture and location. Seek a podiatrist who can evaluate it and give you a better answer. Some fractures that are displaced need su ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Why not?: There are times fracture healing is stalled, you would have to give more history. Is there a reason you think you won't heal?
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