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What can I do for fractured foot?

What can I do for fractured foot?

See a professional: Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. X-rays will help determine the orientation of the injury. You may need to have the area immobilized and you may need surgery. Seek professional advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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 can I do about a fractured foot?

What can I do about a fractured foot?

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 more

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Could my fractured foot still be healed?

Could my fractured foot still be healed?

Why not?: There are times fracture healing is stalled, you would have to give more history. Is there a reason you think you won't heal? ...Read more

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When will my fractured foot stop hurting?

When will my fractured foot stop hurting?

Fractured foot: The pain will usually lessen after the fracture heals. ...Read more

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How to tell when a fractured foot is healed?

How to tell when a fractured foot is healed?

Radiographic: And clinical findings, your doctor will be able to tell you when. ...Read more

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Could you walk on a fractured foot?

Depends: What bone is fractured, severity, stability and proper immobilization are all important factors in making this determination. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured foot to heel?

6-8 weeks: Assuming no co-morbidities, the fracture is non-displaced, you are able to immobilize properly, and non-smoker; bones usually take 6-8 weeks to completely heal. It takes smokers up to twice as long to heal. ...Read more

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