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Help To Heal A Broken Foot Bone
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?
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
Going to order a cam walker, have a broken foot, 5 met bones, the size for small is 6 to 8 and i wear 7 1/2. Med is size 8 to 12. Which should I pick?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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