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A 26-year-old female 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 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ask your orthopedist: Your doctor can give you the best answer since he knows the extent and location of the fracture in the heel.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Heel fracture: Anywhere from immediately to 8-10 wks. Sorry for vague answer but it depends on factors such as severity & location. Talk to your orthopedist.
Dr. David Moats
Podiatry 37 years experience
Fractured heel: 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.
Last updated Oct 3, 2014

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