A 33-year-old member asked:
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how long after breaking a foot should you have swelling?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Pretty quickly: But don't use swelling as the determining factor of whether or not you broke it. Have an x-ray if the injury was bad enough you think you broke it.
Answered on Aug 19, 2012
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Certainly...: Several weeks and possibly months depending on type and area of fracture.
Answered on Aug 19, 2012

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