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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
Varies: There are multiple types of fractures that can involve the foot and the treatments can vary from simple observation to casting to even surgical intervention. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the specific nature of your injury and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the fracture and location. Seek a podiatrist who can evaluate it and give you a better answer. Some fractures that are displaced need surgical intervention. Others need immobilization (cast, boot or surgical shoe), rest, ice, ace wrap, elevation and padding to offload the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It would not be wise.Get a more detailed answer ›
My dog stepped on my stress fractured foot and now its hurting. Is it not a big deal or should I go back to the doctors?
Doctor has advised me not to exercise for a while after fractured foot, but if I don't exercise will I gain weight?
You can do....: You can always do upper body exercises. ...Read more