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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
26 years experience Family Medicine
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
21 years experience Podiatry
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
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
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
19 years experience Wound care
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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
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
30 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
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
27 years experience Podiatry
All depends : On which bone, how bad? Aligned or displaced? Simple fracture or comminuted (many pieces).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Variable....: It depends on a number of factors such as the location and character of the injury, how bad the associated soft tissue injury is, how well you can kee ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
It varies...: Healing time for a broken foot depends on many factors, including the location of the fracture, severity, age of the patient, compliance with physicia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Bones generally take 4-6 weeks to heal. It depends on your nutritional status and how bad the break is and what you broke.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Broken foot: 4-6 weeks in general.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
How long?: How long have you had a broken foot? Bones on average take 6-8 weeks to heal shorter if you are younger longer if you are older. You should increase ... Read More
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