A 31-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for a fracture in a big toe to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Fractures: Take 6-8 weeks to heal.
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, drink a lot of soda and/or caffeine, among other factors. Usually, a time frame of 4-6 weeks is needed.
Answered on Mar 21, 2019

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4-6 weeks: That is the "normal" time range, but kids tend to heal faster. If there really is a fracture, it's best to get an x-ray and make sure there is not an ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve.
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