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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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It's been 5 months since i fractured my foot sometimes it still hurts will the pain go away?

It's been 5 months since i fractured my foot sometimes it still hurts will the pain go away?

Depends: If the fracture heals properly, and doesn't involve a joint, you should be pain free. Bone normally heels in 2-3 months. If the fracture involved a joint, there is a chance of developing a painful arthritis. Delayed bone healing is possible which could be a continued source of discomfort. I would recommend evaluation by a physician to ensure that the fracture is healing properly. ...Read more

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So it's been one year ago that i fractured my foot is it possible that it can return because i still have pain in that area?

So it's been one year ago that i fractured my foot is it possible that it can return because i still have pain in that area?

It is possible: Can also be bone bruise, a type of arthritis or other injury/condition. See podiatrist for complete evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I fractured my foot a year ago and it's been playing up. It gets hot. Why is this keep happening? I can't walk on it properly either.

I fractured my foot a year ago and it's been playing up. It gets hot. Why is this keep happening? I can't walk on it properly either.

Fracture: Without x rays and knowing exactly where the fracture is and the nature of the fracture , an informed comment is impossible . See your treating physician - he or she has the information needed to help you properly . ...Read more

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What to do if i fractured my foot and my feet will tingle like they are asleep, is that normal?

What to do if i fractured my foot and my feet will tingle like they are asleep, is that normal?

No, should see a: Physician. You may have a neuropathy that is causing the tingling and severe neuropathies can lead to regional osteoporosis and pathologic fractures. See a physiatrist to diagnose whether it is a neuropathy, or even something more worrisome. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Wagner
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more