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How long should i wear my foot cast for?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: This is dependent on the injury and the instructions of your doctor. If you have questions ask you treated physician.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Dr said what?: For as long as your doc tells you to. Likely, your doc will base this decisio on the fact bone heals in 6-8 weeks and they likely will be taking x-rays during this time to determine if you need to be in there for longer or a shorter period.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Usually 4-8 weeks: Healing rates may vary on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process.

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