A 37-year-old female asked:
One week ago i smashed my feet with a granite stone and fractured my 1st metatarsal i was put on a backslap because my feet was swollen and am told to come back after 4weeks. my question is when will i start walking?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzisanswered
Dentistry 42 years experience
You assume that every injury is the same.. they are not. Let your physician guide you through recovery and you'll be walking in no time.
Answered Dec 29, 2022
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPManswered
Podiatry 44 years experience
You do not want to wait 4 weeks to be evaluated . In 4 weeks the bone will be mostly heeled. If in a bad position you will require surgery. Control the swelling with physical therapy and see the doctor as soon as possible. If the fracture is malpositioned he may be able to position the fracture for proper heeling
Answered Jan 06, 2023
Last updated Jan 6, 2023
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