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How Long Does It Take For A Hairline Fracture In The Foot To Heal
How long does it take for a hairline fracture to heal if the fracture is on the tip of the big toe?
6 weeks: Approximately 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical. ...Read more
I have torn tenant and hairline fracture of heel about 4 weeks old. Been wearing a boot and walking with crutch. How much longer Will it take to heal?
8-12 weeks: A calcareous fracture takes 8-12 weeks to heal. Recovery from tendon injuries vary based upon the tendon involved and the severity of the injury. I would discuss with your doctor who will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Keep in mind weight bearing may delay healing, smoking and low vitamin d can all delay healing. ...Read more
X-ray: Have a podiatrist take an xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be: You could get an x-ray to see. ...Read more
I have a metatarsal hairline fracture, it's been 2.5 weeks. I am currently in a cast. My foot swells up when I walk, is that okay?
Swelling is typical: Swelling would be typical while the foot is healing from the fracture. If you elevate the foot, the swelling should go down. If it is not going down with elevation, you should talk to your doctor. The cast could be too tight or you could develop a blood clot in your leg from being in the cast. ...Read more
I rolled my ankle May 30th. Still have a lot of pain in ankle and top of my foot (where it connects to my legs.) Could it be a hairline fracture?
Numbness around ankle and side of foot and toes. Not hot or blue. Hairline fracture 7yrs ago. Been lily that all day.
Have I got a hairline fracture? I had a friend accidentally jump on my lower leg (75kg) average. Since then I have had pain in the bone and foot?
Maybe: You possibly could or a ligamentous injury. I'd have it x-rayed if you continue to have pain. ...Read more
Intermittent episodes intense burning pain in right foot when walking. Doc says no neuropathy, maybe hairline fracture, gout rheumatism? Other causes?
I have constant pain and weakness in my foot and part of my ankle is sunken in. Help! I have been under the care of a podiatrist for 2 years. I have had 20+ sprains and strains since I was 10. I am 26 now. I had a hairline fracture 2 years ago and receive
I think it's time for a second opinion. You're incredibly young to have all this going on in your foot & ankle, and I would also get an MRI to see exactly where the tears and damage is. I would strongly discourage you from any "exploratory surgery" in an effort to "fix" what's wrong. I would get an accurate diagnosis first.
I'm also concerned about those cortisone injections you were getting for a stress fracture. I've never heard of giving cortisone for a stress fracture. In fact, quite the contrary, steroids tend to delay healing of fractures, and they come with the risk of tendon rupture, which you apparently had.
Please get a second opinion before proceeding any further. Preferably with either a foot & ankle orthopedist or a podiatrist certified in foot & ankle surgery by the american board of podiatric surgery.
Good luck! ...Read more
Symptoms include:: Pain, swelling, and possible instability.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more
Hairline fracture: Pain over bony area of injury, worsening pain on standing or working ankle, swelling, . ...Read more
X-ray: Xray is the best way to evaluate for a fracture. Dr l. ...Read more
No difference: A "hairline fracture" is a layman's term for a non-displaced fracture (a break in the bone, but the bone has not move out of position at all). All hairline fractures are fractures, but not all fractures are hairline fractures, as fractures are often times displaced due to the force of the injury and/or due to the muscle pull of the surrounding muscles. ...Read more
It can...: ...Along with a more significant fracture, or soft tissue injury. ...Read more
I can feel a bump on my toe. It still hurts to touch, land a jump or hit my toes. Could it be a hairline fracture?
It could be...: Have an x-ray taken to find out. ...Read more
Had a hairline fracture in my ankle 6 months ago, now it feels as if my knee is deformed I can feel heavy grinding and I'm starting to feel pain aroun?
In May this year a ball hit my left ring finger they said it was a hairline fracture gave me a splint and until today it hurts especially when I flex?
See orthopod again: It could be scar tissue--or nin-healing fracture--have it seen and xrayed again. ...Read more
What is the reason for swelling on ankle after weight bearing. Talus body hairline fracture 8 months post injury. Doc says it is united.
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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