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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more


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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

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

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Why does my broken foot hurt?

Why does my broken foot hurt?

Injury: Broken bones hurt and this is normal. Pain will improve with healing an reduction of swelling. ...Read more

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Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

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

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Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more

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Still healing a broken foot (6 weeks ago) what activities can I do at the gym?

Still healing a broken foot (6 weeks ago) what activities can I do at the gym?

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

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Why does my healed broken foot ache still?

Why does my healed broken foot ache still?

Foot pain: There are several possible reasons including: it is still not completely healed, it has healed but slightly out of alignment with the bones around it, you are developing post-traumatic arthritis around healed fracture area, or soft tissue in the area was also damaged. ...Read more

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For how long should a broken foot hurt after getting in a cast?

For how long should a broken foot hurt after getting in a cast?

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

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After having surgery in january for broken foot, fifth metatarsal, I still have alot of pain especially when walking alot. Surgery was in january.?

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

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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.

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.

Broken foot: Is your fracture healed or healing. Still being in the cam walker indicates healing still going on. Thus, you probably have some resudual edema which can and should be treated with compression therapy. See your doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

If your foot is: Broken why walk on it? How did you injure it? What exactly is broken? When did the leg numbness start? What is being done for it? No, I don't think its a tumor, where did a tumor come in? I would consider a pinched nerve before a tumor.... ...Read more

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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.

Likely: Make sure that he is wearing a shoe with as thick a sole as possible to match the height of the floor of the cam walker (boot). Sometimes adding padding in the heel can help. If the achilles tendon pain is unrelieved, see the doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

BY DEFINITION: A MASS IS A TUMOR. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE WORD TUMOR SOUNDS VERY SCARY IT MAY WELL BE BENIGN.
IT IS GOOD IT WAS FOUND, THE LESION NOW LIKELY WILL BE BIOPSIED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. SOMETIMES DOCTORS WILL ORDER AN MRI…GOOD LUCK.. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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

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How can you heal a broken foot?

How can you heal a broken foot?

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

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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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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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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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How can you take care of a broken foot?

Broken foot: These are all good answers. The salient fact from these answers is that the broken foot needs to be evaluated and a treatment plan developed based on the nature and location of the fracture and when the injury occurred before diagnosis. ...Read more

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When will a broken foot typically heal?

When will a broken foot typically heal?

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

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Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Should see a foot: Doc to make sure it's out and to assess function of foot. ...Read more

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What are complications from broken foot?

Hopefully none: If all goes well, it heals and your fine. This is why you should seek care. ...Read more

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How long is a broken foot in plaster for?

How long is a broken foot in plaster for?

Depends on site...: Your foot may not even need to be in a plaster cast. It may just be wrapped and placed in a surgical shoe. It depends on what bone is broken and many other factors. Six weeks is usual for many types of immobilization, but it may be a bit longer. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

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

Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more