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A 40-year-old member asked:

what exactly does it mean if bones are fused in my foot?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Two bones joined: Fusion refers to the joining of two bones where a joint/space should be present. For example, this can be the result of arthritis in which the joint space is diminished and the bones rub together to fuse or can be a purposeful fusion such as in surgery where an arthrodesis is performed.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible I brooke a bone in my foot without knowing it?

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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 30 years experience
Possible: I have seen patients walk in with mild to moderate pain and upon examination and x-rays find a broken bone. A crack in a bone may not be displaced but cause enough discomfort and minimal swelling that may linger for some time. If the pain has been lingering or getting worse, it is a good idea to get it checked out.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it bad for the bones in my foot to constantly crack?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Bad if it hurts: Otherwise not necessarily.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I broke the 5 th metatarsal bone in my foot three weeks ago should it still be bruised?

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Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 41 years experience
Fracture: It make several months for the bruising to resolve.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I broke a bone in my foot yesterday now what, what to do?

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Which bone: There are 26 bones in each foot. If it is a toe, tape it to the next toe but definitely get it x-rayed to see what is where and how bad is the break.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to know if i broke a bone in my foot?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
X-ray: Along with proper examination. In certain cases further radiographic studies such as MRI might be needed.

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