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How long does it take for your broke foot to stop hurting?

How long does it take for your broke foot to stop hurting?

It depends: It will depend on whether the fracture is stable and immobilized properly. As it heals and stays in position, the swelling should begin to subside. Time varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Broke foot last year, went to physiotherapy for 2 months, didn't help much. 8 months later it still hurts alot. Help?

Broke foot last year, went to physiotherapy for 2 months, didn't help much. 8 months later it still hurts alot. Help?

If really broken...: Then PT would not do much. Fractures have to be immobilized to heal. Get re-eval'd ASAP- likely with CT or MRI. You may have a malunion that will just get more difficult to treat the longer you wait. ...Read more

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Broke foot and big toe is slightly turned towards the other toes. Buddy tape? Seems no one will help me. No ins no $$$$$

Broke foot and big toe is slightly turned towards the other toes. Buddy tape? Seems no one will help me. No ins no $$$$$

The question: Is not clear. How do you know the foot is broken? Which bone is broken? Many people have a big toe that turns towards the lesser toes, this describes a hallux valgus deformity (bunion) that can occur without a break. ...Read more

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Headache behind my left ear on head 2 days after a collision that caused me a broke foot on the same side of body is this symptoms of head injuries?

Headache behind my left ear on head 2 days after a collision that caused me a broke foot on the same side of body is this symptoms of head injuries?

May be head injury: It may be head injury. Just watch for vomiting, dizziness, light headedness or weakness of any body area. Otherwise just take over the counter pain medicines. ...Read more

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Broke foot per ER doc. Big toe points toward others slightly. Getting a cam walker but should I buddy tape big toe to next toe. In a lot of pain still.

Broke foot per ER doc. Big toe points toward others slightly. Getting a cam walker but should I buddy tape big toe to next toe. In a lot of pain still.

Depends: Hi--
so it depends on what is broken. It appears as if you have a slight bunion deformity...The "big toe points toward others"--nothing to worry about as long as it is not the big toe that is broken and/or big toe is not painful. We do not buddy tape big toes and splinting is not really appropriate for bunions. Let me know what bone is broken and we can go further with options. ...Read more

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How would you know if you broke your foot?

How would you know if you broke your foot?

X-ray: See a podiatrist for evaluation, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you broke your foot?

What can you do to tell if you broke your foot?

X ray: An x ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. Symptoms can include pain swelling and not being able to bear wight on the foot. If you are worried your foot may be fractured see your doctor and if needed he can order an x ray. ...Read more

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I think I broke my foot but I'm not so sure? Any advice?

I think I broke my foot but I'm not so sure? Any advice?

Broken: As stated, see your podiatrist and get an x ray asap for the x rays needed and an evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if I broke my foot?

In what way can I tell if I broke my foot?

X-ray: Is a start. Further radiographic studies are sometimes necessary. Pain, swelling an inability to bear weight on area or move properly are some symptoms that may represent a fracture. ...Read more

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Who should I go to if I think I broke my foot?

Who should I go to if I think I broke my foot?

Podiatrist: The podiatrist is a specialized doctor who treats the foot and ankle for all problems including broken bones. ...Read more

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Why do I have a knot where I once broke my foot?

Why do I have a knot where I once broke my foot?

Sometimes a bone: Will heal with a bone callus. This is a thickening of the bone across the fracture site. Depending on how much time has elapsed since the fracture, it could be that and/or some residual swelling. Some of the bone callus does remodel/decrease over time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if I broke my foot?

Can you tell me how I could tell if I broke my foot?

Fracture: See a medical professional - your podiatrist - for an x ray. As stated, then you will know. And your podiatrist can then initiate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my foot a week and a half ago.?

What to do if I broke my foot a week and a half ago.?

Broken foot: See you podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. Bones can easily heal in a poor position resulting in chronic pain and swelling. Don't wait any longer ...Read more

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What to do if I think I broke my foot, how would I be able to tell if I did or not?

What to do if I think I broke my foot, how would I be able to tell if I did or not?

Broken foot: As stated, see you podiatrist for an x ray, evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I broke my foot and I am in so much pain. Can somebody cheer me up?

Can you tell me what to do if I broke my foot and I am in so much pain. Can somebody cheer me up?

If your in pain: I would advise ice and pain killer. If you are depressed, I would advise talking with family and friends, you may want to mention your depression to your doctor as well. ...Read more

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My husband broke his foot and ankle and now he has lil brown spts on the bottom of that foot what is it?

My husband broke his foot and ankle and now he has lil brown spts on the bottom of that foot what is it?

Hemosiderin spots: After a fracture and a lot of swelling, hemosiderin (which is the stuff in a red blood cell that makes it red) can deposit in the skin causing brown spots. If they itch or are thickened I would seek the opinion of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 9 years ago. It healed fine. Recently it has started to hurt again. Is this normal or should I get it checked?

I broke my foot 9 years ago. It healed fine. Recently it has started to hurt again. Is this normal or should I get it checked?

If it keeps hurting: You should get it checked...like anything else. You can start with your family doc or see the Orthopedist who treated you initially. ...Read more

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I broke my foot. Any recs for leg exercises?

I broke my foot. Any recs for leg exercises?

Off weight bearing: Movement of the leg is good to ensure circulation flowing. So you can sit and allow the knee to bend and just bring your foot up and then down. I would end this excercise by elevating the leg for a while. ...Read more

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Preparing to leave for monthlong tour of india when I broke my foot. What should I do? 16

Preparing to leave for monthlong tour of india when I broke my foot. What should I do? 16

Which bone?: X-rays would be helpful to determine the location of the fracture. Some fractures can be treated simply with a wooden/surgical shoe which acts as a splint and limits bending upon weight-bearing. A cam walker is a removable cast which allows you to bathe normally. More severe fractures may require crutches or surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 4 weeks ago and it's not healing, my foot is turning black, what's wrong.

I broke my foot 4 weeks ago and it's not healing, my foot is turning black, what's wrong.

Tough to say: Without knowing your case and examining you, it is tough for us to now what is wrong. This is for sure though, having your foot turn black is NOT normal, and certainly could be sign of poor circulation, lack of proper healing, and or some other serious issues. You need to follow-up with your Dr and/or an Orthopedic specialist to definitely diagnose your condition and help treat you asap! ...Read more

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I broke my foot a year ago and now im starting to get pains in the bottom of my foot and numbness what could it be?

I broke my foot a year ago and now im starting to get pains in the bottom of my foot and numbness what could it be?

I think you'd be: Best off evaluated in person. The nature of your prior injury would have to be evaluated to see if the two are related or not. ...Read more

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Broke my foot, when should I see orthopedic dr?

Broke my foot, when should I see orthopedic dr?

Start with an ortho: 4 any fractures u should start with an orthopedic surgeon, they have 4-6 years of training b4 they start 2 practice orthopedics. They r best trained 2 treat ur fractures. ...Read more

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How do I know if I broke my foot or just my toe?

How do I know if I broke my foot or just my toe?

X-ray: Please see a doctor for evaluation and an x-ray. Then you'll know if there is a fracture and where. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I broke my foot, but I can walk on it. Do I need an x-ray?

I think I broke my foot, but I can walk on it. Do I need an x-ray?

See a doctor: If you've injured yourself enough I have concern for a fracture, it is worth seeing a foot and ankle doctor for an examination and likely radiographs. You will be then be given treatment recommendations based on those findings. If nothing else you can put our mind at ease with some answers. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my foot and cannot afford to go to the doctors office. What are my options?

What to do if I broke my foot and cannot afford to go to the doctors office. What are my options?

Fracture: Your best option is to see your podiatrist and work out a payment plan so you can be treated properly. Poorly healed / treated fractures usually lead to painful non healing site. ...Read more

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I broke my foot in four places after a trip and it has now been 8 weeks since cast came off. When can I start exercising again?

I broke my foot in four places after a trip and it has now been 8 weeks since cast came off. When can I start exercising again?

Now: You should have started by now with gradual exercise/ physical therapy. If by exercising you mean some type of a more intense routine, like gymnastics, ballet or professional dancing your ortho doc will be able to clear you (or not) based on your progression with physical therapy and as needed follow up films. ...Read more

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I think I broke my foot. Do I go to my regular doctor?

I think I broke my foot. Do I go to my regular doctor?

Yes: You can go to your primary care physician or a podiatric physician and have a x-ray to determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Did I make a lifelong mistake when I broke my foot playing baseball?

Did I make a lifelong mistake when I broke my foot playing baseball?

Not necessarily: I need much more information about this to determine what you are referring to as a lifelong mistake. ...Read more

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Is gout usually super painful, because I feel like I broke my foot/toe. How long will it be before it subsides?

Is gout usually super painful, because I feel like I broke my foot/toe. How long will it be before it subsides?

Attack yes: Sudden onset of pain, swelling, redness and earth of a joint are signs of a gouty attack. The symptoms can last upwards of a 1-2 weeks then slowly subside. The same symptoms may represent an infection, so if you have them see a doctor. Gout is diagnosed by aspirating joint fluid and looking for gout crystals. High uric acid in your blood suggests you are having a gout attack. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 3 months ago The bones have mended yet it hurts when I stand on it. How long will I have this pain?

I broke my foot 3 months ago The bones have mended yet it hurts when I stand on it. How long will I have this pain?

On the mend....: The severity of the fracture (s) as well as any associated soft tissue injuries sustained during the trauma are needed to be able to determine your prognosis. Minor fractures with little or no soft tissue injury tend to resolve in less time than multiple fractures with extensive soft tissue involvement. Even though the bones may appear to have "mended", there are other factors to consider. ...Read more

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I broke my foot about 4 or 5 weeks ago. I'm wondering if its to late to be seen by a doctor? It won't let me go into detail...

I broke my foot about 4 or 5 weeks ago. I'm wondering if its to late to be seen by a doctor? It won't let me go into detail...

Time, on your side.: It's never too late to be seen and evaluated by a doctor, especially for a fracture. The residual effects can be evaluated and a reasonable prognosis should be able to offered to you with some options. However, there may be nothing more to do than what the tincture of time will be able to resolve. ...Read more

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Wondering if Lipozene or even hydroxycut or even slim optimum would work to keep weight of? I broke my foot so I can't really exercise.

Wondering if Lipozene or even hydroxycut or even slim optimum would work to keep weight of? I broke my foot so I can't really exercise.

Broke foot: Did you get your foot treated and get the fracture healed? If yes and you still have pain consider gettting evaluated for a foot orthotic. Foot pain is not normal and can usually be resolved by proper treatment. I would see a podiatrist in your area. If the fracture was not treated correctly it may not be healed and that's why your in pain. You need a pain free foot to loose weight and exercise. ...Read more