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How do you know if your foot is broken or fractured it’s been 4 weeks and it’s getting worse ?

How do you know if your foot is broken or fractured it’s been 4 weeks and it’s getting worse ?

X-Ray ASAP: The only way to know for sure is to get an X-Ray!
But if it getting worse after 4 weeks that makes me quite concerned it is a fracture and needs treatment.
Please see your regular Dr. or go to an Urgent Care center soon. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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If a person has a fractured calcaneus what are the neurologicalt effects?

If a person has a fractured calcaneus what are the neurologicalt effects?

Varies: A calcareous fracture can potentially not have any neurological issues at all. The two main ways s calcareous fracture can have neurological issues is if the fracture displaces and pushes on a nerve, or if the degree of swelling associated with the fracture causes nerve damage, such as in a compartment syndrome if the foot. ...Read more

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How do fractures heal?

How do fractures heal?

3 stages: There are three major phases of fracture healing, two of which can be further sub-divided to make a total of five phases; 1. Reactive phase i. Fracture and inflammatory phase ii. Granulation tissue formation 2. Reparative phase iii. Cartilage callus formation iv. Lamellar bone deposition 3. Remodeling phase v. Remodeling to original bone contour. ...Read more

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Could my elbow be fractured?

Could my elbow be fractured?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I'm scared over fractured tooth?

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See a dentist: for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options.

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How to know if i fractured my leg?

How to know if i fractured my leg?

You will know!: A fractured leg – tibia is significant! even a non displaced fracture is associated with significant pain and difficulty weight-bearing. In the face of leg trauma, it's usually fairly obvious. However, stress fractures can occur with repetitive activities like running. This is heralded only by escalating pain associated with the activity. X-rays or scanning – MRI or bone scan are diagnostic. ...Read more

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Fractured spine. So worried. Help!?

Fractured spine. So worried. Help!?

See spine specialist: You need to see a spine specialist to determine the nature of fracture and proper treatment requirement. ...Read more

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Love to fly. Can i? Fractured neck?

Yes: Use the brace, the doctor gave you while you flying, it should not be a problem. ...Read more

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How to know if your leg is fractured?

How to know if your leg is fractured?

Fracture: A physical exam and radiographs (xrays) performed by your local physician or local orthopedic surgeon are the best way to evaluate for a possible fracture. ...Read more

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How to tell if your hip is fractured?

Hip fracture: You need and xray of your hip. Sometimes an occult fracture will be diagnosed with MRI or bone scan. Check with and orthopedic surgeon for likely surgery. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fracture: Imaging, usually with xray. Get a good history, usually of some mechanism of injury. Pair this with a good physical exam of well-localized pain. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a fractured rib?

Time: Most rib fractures will heal over time with no treatment needed. Most care is supportive, trying to stay comfortable until healing occurs. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my arm is fractured?

Pain , swelling: And deformity. When you have injury and following the injury we have pain , swelling and deformity you could say for sure I have fracture. If there is no deformity and have pain and swelling still you could have fracture check it with x-ray. ...Read more

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What can make a fractured spine worse?

Early Movements: What make some fractures in the spine worse, if we do not know how to handle them in the accident seen or in the early stage of healing? Other issues could make them worse if the patient do not follow directions very well. ...Read more

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What to do if I just fractured my arm?

Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more