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what could i do to help my broken leg heal faster

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobiliza ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Few weeks : 6-8 weeks for adults. Children usually in a about a month.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, but poorly: Bone breaks vary as most other things in degree and also in location. (legs are not a precise area). But, for some, self healing might come close to b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It's variable: It depends on which bone in the leg is broken, how bad the break is, if surgery needed to be done. There are a variety of factors that matter. In addi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnosis?: Depending on the diagnosis, the most universal answer to this question would be therapy. Many diagnoses heal quicker and with a better result with go ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest ice compression elevation. Try physical therapy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Help heal fracture: Protect your hand from further trauma. Live a healthy life style and eat a healthy diet. Excercise moderately with using the injured hand. Do not sm ... Read More
A 42-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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pen Hou
Dr. Pen Hou answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Elbow fracture: In general, initially you need to be inmoblized with cast for 2-3 weeks. Then use brace for a couple of weeks. Then go through physical therapy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Natural timing: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Follow Advice: Follow the advice the doctor gave you who treated it.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat symptoms: Eat well, drink plenty of fluids, rest. Treat symptoms as they occur. Consider anti inflammatories, pain relievers, cough suppressants, nasal deconge ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Don't aggravate it.: Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tenn ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone healing: Takes roughly 6-8 weeks. That being said, smoking delays healing so if you smoke stop. Wear a surgical shoe to prevent bending by the toe joints. Do ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest ice compression elevation. You may also want to try physical therapy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Follow instructions: Time will heal....(make sure your vitamin d levels are within normal range.).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Wound healing: It is too difficult to answer your question without more information. Cause, location, associated factors (like leg swelling with a leg ulcer), lifest ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: If you have a trimalleolar fracture you should be evaluated by a board certified foot/ankle surgeon. You will need to be evaluated for possible surger ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE therapy is best: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are always recommended for the acute treatment of an ankle sprain. Physical therapy may be prescribed for the mod ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. May want to go to physical therapy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience Podiatry
Maybe....: We could answer this properly if you explained what type of injury or surgery you had.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time: Really time and a good diet are all that help. It can cause pain for a few months, so be patient.
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