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I am a 36 year old female. I fell and broke my right foot navicular bone. Is throbbing pain after one month in castfor a broken foot normal?

I am a 36 year old female. I fell and broke my right foot navicular bone. Is throbbing pain after one month in castfor a broken foot normal?

Possibly: After one month in a cast, most of the pain should have subsided. Make sure that your are not walking on the foot and using crutches, as your body weight on your foot, even in a cast, will delay the healing of the bone. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. is it likely to be a tumour?

BY DEFINITION: A MASS IS A TUMOR. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE WORD TUMOR SOUNDS VERY SCARY IT MAY WELL BE BENIGN. IT IS GOOD IT WAS FOUND, THE LESION NOW LIKELY WILL BE BIOPSIED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. SOMETIMES DOCTORS WILL ORDER AN MRI…GOOD LUCK.. ...Read more

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6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture.Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment.Not sure on Wire surgery,pls adv?

6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture.Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment.Not sure on Wire surgery,pls adv?

Bones can heal e-: -if not aligned, but it may interfere with functions. These are called mal-unions. Meaning they healed, but not anatomically. In the foot this can cause trouble with ambulation. Better to get it done properly, as later reconstruction may not be able to get proper functioning back ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken foot?

How can you heal a broken foot?

Multiple factors: Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime price. Protect via immobilization, if a toe, buddy splint the toe to the next toe and wear hard sole shoes that doesn’t allow the foot to bend. Rest – especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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I have a broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal?

I have a broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal?

It Depends: It depends on what bone or bones in the foot are broken. But generally it takes 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Treatments can range from a walking boot to a cast with crutches depending on the location and severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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I have broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

I have broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

4-6 weeks: Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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When will a broken foot typically heal?

When will a broken foot typically heal?

Depends: on the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders. ...Read more

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Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

It helps with pain: Keeping a broken foot elevated will reduce the degree of swelling and will take pressure off of it. Those two aspects can help with healing. Your treating foot specialist should direct you on this more specifically. ...Read more

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How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

Broken foot: The time to heal depends on what was broken , the nature of the fracture , age nutrition status , etc. as already stated. This is a question best answered by your treating physician as only he/she has all that information . ...Read more

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How long can it take a broken foot to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

Variable....: It depends on a number of factors such as the location and character of the injury, how bad the associated soft tissue injury is, how well you can keep your foot elevated and your predisposition to swelling as well as others. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

Broken foot: The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation status of the person. Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

It depends: It depends on which bone or bones are broken, how it is treated. Average would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help heal my broken foot faster?

Is there anything I can do to help heal my broken foot faster?

How long?: How long have you had a broken foot? Bones on average take 6-8 weeks to heal shorter if you are younger longer if you are older. You should increase your calcium, vitamin d and vitamin c intake. That is what is needed to help with bone healing. But you have to give it time. ...Read more

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Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time(marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month hes back?

Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time(marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month hes back?

Fracture/Contusion: A fracture typically takes 6-8 weeks to completely heal. This can be less or more depending on the location and it if was complete or not. A contusion many times is actually a ligament sprain which can take much longer than 2 months to heal depending on how severe. The location and severity of a contusion is a better indication as to how long the recovery will be. Most often, an MRI will also. ...Read more

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How can you take care of a broken foot?

Broken foot: These are all good answers . The salient fact from these answers is that the broken foot needs to be evaluated and a treatment plan developed based on the nature and location of the fracture and when the injury occurred before diagnosis . ...Read more

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Broken Foot (Definition)

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