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How to heal a broken foot fast

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Broken foot: Different bones in the foot may take different times for healing but in general approx. 6 wks. Toes approx. 4 wks. Metatarsals 6wks.Also it depends on... Read More
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treat... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends...: Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke. Bone ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on the level and nature of the fracture. If it's a complicated fracture, it may need to be surgically repaired. If it is not, then one may ... Read More
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Rest/immobilization : The amount of rest and immobilization and the type of immobilization will depend on the type, location, severity and patient"s ability to heal. In som... Read More
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 21 years experience
Multiple factors: Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime price. Protect via immobilization, if a toe, buddy ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Foot fracture: Depends on how traumatic the fracture is, which bones are broken, did the fracture fragments pierce the skin, are there complications such as infectio... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly eval... Read More
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends: Most broken bones, if uncomplicated, heal around 6 weeks. You will have some prolong soreness/stiffness for several months. See your foot care specia... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
All depends : On which bone, how bad? Aligned or displaced? Simple fracture or comminuted (many pieces).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
It helps with pain: Keeping a broken foot elevated will reduce the degree of swelling and will take pressure off of it. Those two aspects can help with healing. Your tr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Broken foot: 4-6 weeks in general.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
Broken foot : Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
It may or may not: Sometimes bones do not heal. This is called a non-union.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
X-ray: An x-ray will usually tell if your foot is broken. If not you may need an MRI or ct scan.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Several things: Pain, swelling, deformity.
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