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 answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2014
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