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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?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 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 48 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 22 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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How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

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Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it will take two days for every one day your foot is immobilized or in a cast. (6 wks in cast 12 after cast to recover). When your fractured foot looks the same color as your non fractured foot when you shower, then swelling is usually done :) dr l.
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How do you absorb sweat in a boot cast after a broken foot?

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Are you usually casted if you have a broken foot?

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When a cast on a broken foot is taken off what should you expect?

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See below: You may feel unstable, the foot my look smaller due to atrophy, mild pain.

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