A 44-year-old member asked:
what to do if i broke my foot a week and a half ago.?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
Consult with doctor: Your treating physician will be able to give you proper instructions and answer your questions as he or she is aware of the exact injury and circumstances.
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Podiatry 11 years experience
See your doctor: It depends on several factors including which bone was broken and the alignment of the fracture. Treatment for a broken bone can range from surgery to a cast and crutches to a special walking boot or shoe. An x-ray will help determine the best treatment plan. See your doctor for proper care.
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Podiatry 35 years experience
Broken foot: See you podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. Bones can easily heal in a poor position resulting in chronic pain and swelling. Don't wait any longer
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: and have it x-rayed to find out if there is a fracture and then have the foot treated.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Preparing to leave for monthlong tour of india when I broke my foot. What should I do? 16
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 40 years experience
Which bone?: X-rays would be helpful to determine the location of the fracture. Some fractures can be treated simply with a wooden/surgical shoe which acts as a splint and limits bending upon weight-bearing. A cam walker is a removable cast which allows you to bathe normally. More severe fractures may require crutches or surgical intervention.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Why do I have a knot where I once broke my foot?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
It could be: A bony exostosis or spur that formed. You can have some scar tissue that formed. Is it painful? One needs to also rule out the possibility that you happen to have a soft tissue growth that happens to have occured in the same place as the injury and that the two are unrelated. This would be important as you would have to ensure this process is a benign growth and rule out anything serious.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
I broke my foot a month ago, and during my last doctor's visit, he said that there was no sign of healing. What could be causing this?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 23 years experience
Non-union: A fracture may fail to heal/unite for several factors together or alone. We call this a non-union. Some factors include smoking and walking on the foot. Certain bones in the foot have a higher chance of non-union. If the original fracture was was greatly displaced the the two bone may not be able to unite.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I think i broke my foot. Do i go to my regular doctor?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes : You can go to your primary care physician or a podiatric physician and have a x-ray to determine if there is a fracture.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Who should I go to if i think i broke my foot?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 24 years experience
Podiatrist: The podiatrist is a specialized doctor who treats the foot and ankle for all problems including broken bones.
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