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How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What are signs of foot fracture?

What are signs of foot fracture?

Many possibilities: 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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Foot fracture (Tip)

Do not move the person unless the broken bone is stable. Control the bleeding. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
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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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What causes foot stress fracture?

What causes foot stress fracture?

I think if : You investigate closely you will find a high proportion of these patients to have vitamin d deficiency. I examined chart records of the last 50 patients diagnosed with stress fractures. 49 of 50 all had vit d deficiency or insufficiency ( less than 30 mg/dl). ...Read more

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How can I treat a possible foot fracture that healed wrong?

How can I treat a possible foot fracture that healed wrong?

Have it checked : See a foot and ankle specialist and make sure it's a fracture first. An xray would tell you. After that point, when your diagnosis is made, the doc will give you options on how to treat it and/or if it needs to be realigned. ...Read more

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Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
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Foot fracture (Tip)

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See 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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How is a foot fracture typically treated?

How is a foot fracture typically treated?

It depends: Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury. If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

Depends on fracture: Most foot fractures are treated without surgery. Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Foot fracture (Tip)

Don't forget to, elevate, immobilize the fractured area, and ice often during the first week. ...See 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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Which treatments for lisfranc foot fracture are most cost-effective?

Hard to say: There are several ways to address the lisfranc injury/fracture. These are complex and require complex information and diagnostics as an operating surgeon to make the treatment decision. Treatment ranges from casting and immobilization to internal fixation to fusion of the joint. A specialist would need to do a thorough evaluation to make that call. ...Read more

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Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Increased risk: In females due to menopause. Can be supplemented with Vit D and Calcium. In bother genders also due to decreasing proprioception. Its also important to note that since we are not in the sun often as a society many of us have very low Vitamin D levels. ...Read more

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Foot fracture (Tip)

Drinking bone marrow broths help! has solubilized calcium, msm, glucosamine, glutamine in it. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What are signs of foot fracture?

Many possibilities: 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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Foot fracture (Tip)

Do all exercises prescribed by your surgeon and/or physical therapist for the time they recommend. ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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How is a foot fracture typically treated?

It depends: Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury. If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Foot fracture (Tip)

Don't put too much weight on it for the first month. Let it heal first. ...See more

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Will a second foot fracture heal more slowly?

Not necessarily: A fracture should heal in about the same time frame if it is the same type of fracture. There are a couple of factors that may delay healing. If the fracture is displaced or if there is much motion at the fracture line. This will greatly delay healing. Poor blood flow and other disease processes may slow the healing process as well. ...Read more

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How long for a foot fracture to heal totally?

Healing: It really depends on the severity of the fracture and which bone of the 28 in the foot is involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...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