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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Overview)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone.


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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray : X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
202 doctors shared insights

Broken Foot (Overview)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone.


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What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

Broken bone foot: Pain is the prominent symptom worsened by weight bearing. Look for signs of swelling, anatomical distortion, bruising, and decreased function. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

Get and x-ray: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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I have had lateral knee pain for a while and have had an MRI showing nothings wrong, can a broken foot be the cause? Thanks

I have had lateral knee pain for a while and have had an MRI showing nothings wrong, can a broken foot be the cause? Thanks

Abnormal gait- Yes!: A foot injury or fracture can easily lead to abnormal gait or walking patterns and secondarily cause knee pain as the muscles are used in an abnormal fashion resulting in pain and overuse. Lateral knee pain may be from a tight/irritated iliotibial band as it rides across the lateral femoral condyle and inserts onto the top of the tibia. Evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon is indicated. ...Read more

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Distal diaphysis of 3 mm displacement of distal fragment. No evidence of solid callus ..... What does this mean of a broken foot?

Distal diaphysis of 3 mm displacement of distal fragment. No evidence of solid callus ..... What does this mean of a broken foot?

Depends on timing...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation and give specific dates for when the original injury occured and dates of treatments and x-rays. It may be a delayed union of the fracture. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What are different ways to treat broken foot?

What are different ways to treat broken foot?

Yes: A fracture of the foot is treated depending on the severity of the fracture and location of the fracture. Often a stress fracture can be treated nonsurgically with a stiff soled surgical shoe. Fractures that have displaced or involve the joint often require outpatient surgery to fixated the fracture to ensure proper healing and long term function. Fixation can be screws/plates/pins. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Wagner
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more