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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you fracture a bone in your hip/legs/feet and still walk on it?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Many fractures in the lower extremity can cause pain, yet still allow you to walk. I you have had trauma and are concerned, you should consult your primary care physician or orthopaedist.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on location: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.
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Last updated May 19, 2019

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