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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once i have a cast on?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Elevate it.: Elevation and immobilization will both help reduce your pain. The more you elevate, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Elevation and following the directions given with your prescribed pain medication will reduce your pain as quickly as possible. Depending on your injury, you may be sore for awhile as it heals, though.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 49 years experience
Depending on site: Depending on site of fx. You should be non-weight-bearing with crutches. Pain should subside with in a couple of days.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Try to rest and elevate the foot and leg to keep the welling to a minimum. Reduce the swelling and you will minimize the pain.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Depends: On the bone fractured, the extent of the injury etc. The answer really varies and is case dependent.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Broken foot: 4-6 weeks in general.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 16 years experience
Depends: Bones generally take 4-6 weeks to heal. It depends on your nutritional status and how bad the break is and what you broke.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long can it take a broken foot to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
All depends : On which bone, how bad? Aligned or displaced? Simple fracture or comminuted (many pieces).
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Broken foot: Different bones in the foot may take different times for healing but in general approx. 6 wks. Toes approx. 4 wks. Metatarsals 6wks.Also it depends on how badly the bones are fractured.

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