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A 59-year-old female asked:

3 weeks ago foot broken per er. got a cam walker but not ready to walk. can i use my crutches? foot is hurting since husband tried to move big toe.

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Use the crutch: You can use the crutch and avoid put weight on it and need to follow up with orthopedic. If symptom worse you need to see your orthopedic sooner.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 32 years experience
Broken foot: You need to follow up with a doc asap. Waiting 3 weeks after visiting the er is unacceptable.
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
.: If still hurting you may need more physiotherapy. Check with your physiotherapist or orthopedics before weight bearing. From profile i see you are 59 years old and a female so it may take you longer to heal.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein commented
Pain Management 60 years experience
if you have good balance with your crutches then you should be able to walk either nonweightbearing or partial weightbearing on the foot through the Cam Walker. Movement of the great toe would indicate that there is still irritation around the fracture site and perhaps the extensor or flexor tendon is involved in the injury
Sep 15, 2013

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