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Broken Foot Still Hurts
After a broken foot and calf injury my calf was full of hematomas amd pain. It's permanently bruised and still hurts but I cannot feel electric stim.?
Are these normal complications with a broken foot? So I was put into a boot about 5 weeks ago and my foot still really hurts, I broke my 5th metacarpal and my foot is still bruised and when my foot is out of the boot it turns inward and my shin is startin
SLOW HEALING: These are notorious for slow healing, and have a high rate of nonunion and complications. Early, and aggressive care is usually required to deal with these. Weightbearing on any fifth metatarsal fracture is risky. Make sure you're being followed by x-rays to track healing. ...Read more
Yes, but less: Soreness is normal, but the pain should decrease week by week. It make take a few months for your foot to completely heal and several more months before the swelling decreases. Best of luck. ...Read more
Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more
Upper Body: Try bench exercises and upper body workouts. If you are out of the cast and bones are healed you can try swimming, being careful not to push off if your are doing laps. It's best to get the "all clear" from your doctor following an exam prior to exercising, the last thing you want to do is exacerbate your current injury or create a new one. ...Read more
Depends: If fracture is non displaced than it will take 3 weeks to start glueing together. When the bone is glueing together it will not move and thus the pain will go down. However if there is gapping or if the fracture is unstable it can take 2 months to start feeling better. ...Read more
It's been 3 months and x-rays show my foot is still broken. Will my broken foot ever heal if I don't see a doc?
Please: See your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
After having surgery in january for broken foot, fifth metatarsal, I still have alot of pain especially when walking alot. Surgery was in january.?
Need to determine:
How the bone is healing. I assume you have had discussions with your doc? What did they say?
was this a jones fracture? What type of fixation was used? ...Read more
After a broken foot is healed, is it uncommon that my former tennis shoe will not fit that foot but is too tight? Still using cam wkr.
Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?
My son 7 has broken foot in walking boot, now he is complaining other leg around Achilles hurts. Overcomp? What do I do? He has 3 more weeks in boot.
Broken foot 4.5 mos ago. Xrays show no more fracture but I still have foot pain when it rains or in cold weather.
Broken foot, boot cast, muscle disease etc., body aches/hurts tired from top to bottom! How do I adjust ¬ get weaker etc. Why does upper body hurt?
If your not putting: Pressure on the foot then your body is not aligned properly and you end up exerting more energy and utilizing other body parts etc.... ...Read more
Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?
Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected! Use crutches! -h-. ...Read more
I have a broken foot and using cam walker w crutches not bearing weight. Going on week 6 and my foot is still sore and bruised. Boot somewhat heavy?
Keep wearing boot: Keep wearing the boot. Sometimes a break in the foot, depending on the bone, can take up to 3 to 6 months to heal. If you continue to have pain and swelling you may need another x-ray and possibly an mri. Sometimes trauma to the soft tissue can cause continued swelling which can be helped with a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection, icing, or anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime price. Protect via immobilization, if a toe, buddy splint the toe to the next toe and wear hard sole shoes that doesn’t allow the foot to bend. Rest – especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day. ...Read more
Depends: On the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders. ...Read more
Broken foot: There are 26 bones in each foot and there are a variety of fractures types and severity and none of that information is available nor are the x rays available. That makes this a question that only your treating physician can answer ...Read more
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