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How Do I Know If I Fractured My Foot
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I fractured my foot 6 years ago, and it finally healed but a bircitus sac formed underneath my metatarsals. I've tried everything what should I do?
See a podiatrist, -: -may need further eval., or inserts for your shoes. Certainly worth the time to do so. ...Read more
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. It has not healed, but i was wondering what type of care I should take. I love heels and am a cheerleader. Is it ok to continue?
Its been 10 months since i fractured my foot feels like it returned doc says its heeled but not sure hurts just like when i fractured it should I go b?
I fractured my foot in 2 places 2 weeks ago. Should I stay off work? It's still very swollen & I've been advised to keep it elevated above hip level.
TYPE OF WORK: Can you work w/ your foot elevated? Why don't you just ask your doctor. ...Read more
I fractured my foot on 16th have a splint on it. i been walking on the splint and the pain is getting worse, is it too soon to walk on it w/o crutches?
5 months since i fractured my foot does walking on a treadmill make it worst I do walk a lot laying in bed my foot & ankle hurt really bad?
It depends: 5 months should be sufficient healing time for most foot fractures. A lot depends on what structure was involved and how well the fragments are aligned. I generally encourage low impact exercise following injury to restore range of motion. If you continue having pain, see a podiatrist for an evaluation and follow up x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my foot&recently the bruise on the bottom has spread to the center and has become painful&hard to walk on even w/my boot.. Is this normal?
I fractured my foot on the job but 1 month after xray of fracture, xrays & MRI showed no fracture. 9 months later, severe pain still exists. Why?
Start over: An MRI shows evidence of a fracture even up to about 6 months after it occurs and is very sensitive, so that suggests your original injury read on x-ray as a fracture was not a fracture at all. There must be some cause if the severe pain persists, but you may have to start over with a complete exam and studies. Rsd is one possible cause to what you are describing. Thanks. ...Read more
Pain, bruising, edem: Pain, bruising, swelling (edema), numbness due to swelling, inability to bear weight or full weight , iniability to wear a shoe due to to above. Some fractures are rather unremarkable and just require rest and protection while others require casting or even surgery. Get check, get an x ray and sometimes even an MRI is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased risk: In females due to menopause. Can be supplemented with Vit D and Calcium. In bother genders also due to decreasing proprioception. Its also important to note that since we are not in the sun often as a society many of us have very low Vitamin D levels. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fractured my foot about 8 months ago and it started throbbing again after I smacked my other foot yesterday. Normal? I'm assuming they're not related
It depends: Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury. If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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