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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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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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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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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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How long does it usually take for a broken foot to heal enough so i can walk?

Broken foot : Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more


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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more