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Swelling broken foot

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not sure: If you have a fracture there will always be some swelling.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Injury to the bone: The break in the bone it the final stage of an injury to the foot, there damages to the tissues of the foot which cause the swelling.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many things: Some swelling is needed for healing. But increased swelling can be caused by walking too much, not elevating the foot, infection. If excess, you n... Read More
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Instability.: The swelling is your body's way of stabilizing the injured tissue for initial tissue repair. It is, in a sense, nature's cast. The more movement of th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Everyone responds to this differently. Try rice and nsaids to help decrease your swelling. Also minimize your weightbearing on that foot. Best of luck... Read More
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
It depends: It will depend on whether the fracture is stable and immobilized properly. As it heals and stays in position, the swelling should begin to subside. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends on treatment: It could take up to 1 year.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Gravity.: Swelling may increase when you foot is in a dependent position because it has a harder time moving up against gravity. Swelling may last several week... 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 27 years experience
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your phys... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
1 year: Swelling and aching can last for a year sometimes depending on how it is treated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends on fracture: Some foot fractures require surgery, but many do not. Often, foot fractures can be treated with a comfortable shoe, a cast, or a walking boot. Best to... Read More

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