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A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have fractured foot, do i need a cast?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hubert Lee
Podiatry 12 years experience
It depends: Some fractures of the foot can be treated with a rigid surgical shoe or walking boot. But depending on the bone, location, and severity of the fracture, you may need a cast and crutches. Some fractures may require surgery. Ask your doctor.

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Ballwin, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

Do I need a cast for my avulsion fractured foot?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Sometimes: depends where located,how large,how much pain, if you can safely weight bear on it. sometimes you need a cast, sometimes a Cam walker walking boot that can be removed
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A 51-year-old female asked:

Can a fractured foot heal without a cast?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: Fractures can vary by location, severity and type. Fractures tend to need stability and good nutrients with the absence of infection to heal. If it's a minor avulsion fracture, most heal in sturdy shoes or walking boot and do not need more adjunctive casting or surgery. I hope this helps, if so, please vote or follow me. Thanks and good luck!
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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