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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

Get and x-ray: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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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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What are some workouts i can do if I have a broken foot?

What are some workouts i can do if I have a broken foot?

Upper body...: You may want to concentrate on upper body workouts while your foot heals. Doing lower body workouts may risk pain swelling and damage to healing foot. Talk to your orthopedist about what specific exercises you can do. ...Read more

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I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

Watch what you eat: See if doc lets you swim. Seal tight cast covers a possible to purchase. ...Read more

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What are some exercises i can do while I have a broken foot?

What are some exercises i can do while I have a broken foot?

Upper body: You can perform upper body, and non weight bearing exercises. Consult with your physician to see what they would recommend. ...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 think I have a broken foot and i can't get to the hospital. Should i call 911?

I think I have a broken foot and i can't get to the hospital. Should i call 911?

Broken foot: If you are unable to have a friend take you or you are unable to drive or walk , then yes . Otherwise you are using a service that someone that someone in dire straights needs more than you ...Read more

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I have a broken foot with out cast ok for a bath?

Yes: When patients are given walking boots or fracture shoes they are typically allowed to shower or bathe as long as there are no open wounds on the skin. Follow all doctors instructions for your best results and quickest healing! ...Read more

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Hi! I have a broken foot and I'm in a boot.. What is the broth they you talk about made from? Thanks, Jennifer

Hi! I have a broken foot and I'm in a boot.. What is the broth they you talk about made from? Thanks, Jennifer

Bone Broth?: There's some anecdotal evidence bone broth can help healing but almost nothing scientific. It made from...bones, beef or chicken, boiled for about 12-24 hours. Making it will keep your mind off your broken foot. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/16/bone-broth-benefits.aspx Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. is it likely to be a tumour?

Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. is it likely to be a tumour?

If your foot is: Broken why walk on it ? How did you injure it? What exactly is broken? When did the leg numbness start? What is being done for it? No , I don't think its a tumor, where did a tumor come in? I would consider a pinched nerve before a tumor.... ...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?

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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I have a broken foot and using cam walker w crutches not bearing weight. Going on week 6 and my foot is still sore and bruised. Boot somewhat heavy?

I have a broken foot and using cam walker w crutches not bearing weight. Going on week 6 and my foot is still sore and bruised. Boot somewhat heavy?

Keep wearing boot: Keep wearing the boot. Sometimes a break in the foot, depending on the bone, can take up to 3 to 6 months to heal. If you continue to have pain and swelling you may need another x-ray and possibly an mri. Sometimes trauma to the soft tissue can cause continued swelling which can be helped with a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection, icing, or anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

See below: Most symptoms would be swelling, pain and a feeling of instability. ...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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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray : X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more