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How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it wi... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
No actual number: Depending on the type of fracture, how long the cast was on, are you undergoing physical therapy. Could last a couple of weeks or months.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. Elevation and use of compression socks or stockings may help to limit the swelling.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Soon: When cast taken off this means the fracture healed, then you should be to walk with some limp, 2 weeks should be fine to start walking again.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: This would depend on what was broken, how bad it was broken, was surgery done to fix it. But if out of a cast you should be starting to progress to s... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
May vary: Healing rates may vary on various factors. In general bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: This is a normal finding. Keep following the recommendations of your physician to ensure the best chance of a full recovery!
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 29 years experience
YES: 2 weeks is not long enough to heal a broken bone especially if you are walking on it.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends: On the bone fractured, the extent of the injury etc. The answer really varies and is case dependent.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Broken foot: As long as you do not work out the broken foot, it should probably be ok.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You may feel unstable, the foot my look smaller due to atrophy, mild pain.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Elevate it.: Elevation and immobilization will both help reduce your pain. The more you elevate, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Ele... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
It may take several: days for the swelling to stop and reverse. You need to keep the foot elevated to help decrease the swelling.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends...: An air cast is a form of immobilization. Your use of it will depend on the type of fracture/break that you have and your doctor's decision.

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