A member asked:

I have a heel fracture. it's not displaced, don't need surgery. how long before i can start trying to walk with the boot cast?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Diane Minich answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Your doctor can give you the best answer since he knows the extent and location of the fracture in the heel.

Answered Jun 9, 2013


Dr. Brian Chimenti answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Anywhere from immediately to 8-10 wks. Sorry for vague answer but it depends on factors such as severity & location. Talk to your orthopedist.

Answered Jun 9, 2013


Dr. David Moats answered

Specializes in Podiatry

On average, such a heel fracture is non-weight bearing for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. This could be even longer depending on how the healing process is doing on X-ray evaluations. This timeline is totally up to your treating doctor as every patient is different.

Answered Oct 3, 2014



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