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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. Wendy Askew
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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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How do you treat a fractured foot?

How do you treat a fractured foot?

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

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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?

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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Can a fractured foot heal without a cast?

Can a fractured foot heal without a cast?

Yes: It can heal but more than likely it will heal with extra bone formation. You might then have a bump in the area which may be problematic. Of course there is a good possibility of a painful nonunion where you would need a surgical procedure. ...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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If I recover from a fractured foot, will it slow down my running speed?

Maybe yes maybe no: Depends on what type of fracture it is. After pt and time you can build back the muscle strength and eventually regain your speed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fractured foot, do I need a cast?

What to do if I have fractured foot, do I need a cast?

It depends: Some fractures of the foot can be treated with a rigid surgical shoe or walking boot. But depending on the bone, location, and severity of the fracture, you may need a cast and crutches. Some fractures may require surgery. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u walk if u have fractured foot near the toes?

Yes: But doesn't mean if you have a fracture it should not be treated, . ...Read more

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Should my daughter use a cast for her fractured foot?

Yes: Depends on what part of her foot is fractured. If the toe bones are fractured then not really, but any other bone, I highly recommend some kind of immobilization, with either casting or soft cast with cam walkers. This does increase the healing process. Please see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do I need a cast for my avulsion fractured foot?

Do I need a cast for my avulsion fractured foot?

Sometimes: Depends where located, how large, how much pain, if you can safely weight bear on it. Sometimes you need a cast, sometimes a Cam walker walking boot that can be removed ...Read more