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How much time off work from broken foot?

How much time off work from broken foot?

Off work: Without more information - as already stated - this is impossible to answer ...Read more

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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Can I work out with a cast on my broken foot?

Can I work out with a cast on my broken foot?

Broken foot: As long as you do not work out the broken foot, it should probably be ok. ...Read more

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Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work

Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work

It is possible: If swelling is severe, it could cut off the circulation. If you get any discoloration of the toes or experience excessive pain or a feeling of numbness, have it evaluated right asap. To decrease your chances of developing a blood clot you may benefit by being on blood thinning medication or you may try to flex your calf muscles every once in a while and try to move your toes. Get docs advice. ...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?

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?

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

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How long can it take a broken foot to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is it ok t ride my bike with a broken foot?

Is it ok t ride my bike with a broken foot?

No: Not a good idea you could cause further damage not to exclude muscle, nerve and vascular damage. You can cause what os called a pseudarthrosis where instead of bone bridging the fracture you could get a fibrous cleft causing prolonged pain and need for surgical correction. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

No: A cold feeling of the foot is not normal and may be caused by many problems including swelling. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

Variable....: It depends on a number of factors such as the location and character of the injury, how bad the associated soft tissue injury is, how well you can keep your foot elevated and your predisposition to swelling as well as others. ...Read more

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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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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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What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

Pain/Swelling: Pain and swelling following an injury are the usual symptoms and sometimes a mild to severe deformity may be noted. ...Read more

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Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

It helps with pain: Keeping a broken foot elevated will reduce the degree of swelling and will take pressure off of it. Those two aspects can help with healing. Your treating foot specialist should direct you on this more specifically. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

Broken foot: The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation status of the person. Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long. ...Read more

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What are some fun stuff to do with a broken foot?

What are some fun stuff to do with a broken foot?

For the most: Part a broken foot should not prevent you from getting around. If anything you will gain an appreciation for your feet. Whatever, was fun for you before should still be fun now excluding more physical activity that require feet like jogging etc... ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a broken foot?

6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course this varies according the which bone is fractured and how badly broken it is. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can I do with a broken foot?

Swim: Check with doc if allowed, they sell seal tight cast covers.... ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

See below: Most symptoms would be swelling, pain and a feeling of instability. ...Read more

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What cardio type exercises can I do while broken foot?

What cardio type exercises can I do while broken foot?

Don't mess with it..: Well that all depends on the nature and severity of your fracture. It's best not to stress the damaged area while it's healing. Maybe some upper body work while the foot is on the mend. ...Read more

Dr. Karim Badawy
301 Doctors shared insights

Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more