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How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

Bruised Foot: Bruising is blood that has leaked into the skin. Slowly the body will 'absorb' this and it will change colors from purple, to green to yellow. It may take up to 4 weeks for this to go away or more. Warm compresses can sometimes help this process speed up a bit. ...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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How long does bruising last with a broken foot?

How long does bruising last with a broken foot?

Bruising : It can last several weeks up to a month . It depends on how severe the fracture was. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have new bruises with a broken foot?

Is it normal to have new bruises with a broken foot?

Bruising: There is almost always bruising with a fracture anywhere on your body. This is due to internal bleeding, swelling/inflammation. There is an increase in blood flow with any injury, and bruising can occur in the areas where there is a soft tissue injury, contusion, or fracture. ...Read more

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Broken foot keeps bruising then un-bruising. What can cause it to do this?

Broken foot keeps bruising then un-bruising. What can cause it to do this?

Slow healing: Slow or non- healing of the fracture did you have surgery on it? Have the fixation device evaluated. Either way an xray would be helpful. ...Read more

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Signs of a broken foot? I can walk , but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out , been this way for month.

Signs of a broken foot? I can walk , but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out  , been this way for month.

Something Else??: What would make you think that it is fractured. Although your observations could be consistent with a fracture, they could also involve soft tissue injury also. There are other methods of imaging your foot and perhaps it's time to pursue that option. A month may not be long enough for some soft tissue injuries to resolve themselves, but at least it's something to look into. ...Read more

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Are these normal complications with a broken foot? So i was put into a boot about 5 weeks ago and my foot still really hurts, i broke my 5th metacarpal and my foot is still bruised and when my foot is out of the boot it turns inward and my shin is startin

Are these normal complications with a broken foot? So i was put into a boot about 5 weeks ago and my foot still really hurts, i broke my 5th metacarpal and my foot is still bruised and when my foot is out of the boot it turns inward and my shin is startin

SLOW HEALING: These are notorious for slow healing, and have a high rate of nonunion and complications. Early, and aggressive care is usually required to deal with these. Weightbearing on any fifth metatarsal fracture is risky. Make sure you're being followed by x-rays to track healing. ...Read more

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Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected ! use crutches ! -h-. ...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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For how long should a broken foot hurt after getting in a cast?

For how long should a broken foot hurt after getting in a cast?

Depends: If fracture is non displaced than it will take 3 weeks to start glueing together. When the bone is glueing together it will not move and thus the pain will go down. However if there is gapping or if the fracture is unstable it can take 2 months to start feeling better. ...Read more

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How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it will take two days for every one day your foot is immobilized or in a cast. (6 wks in cast 12 after cast to recover). When your fractured foot looks the same color as your non fractured foot when you shower, then swelling is usually done :) dr l. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

How long does it take a broken foot to stop hurting once I have a cast on?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Try to rest and elevate the foot and leg to keep the welling to a minimum. Reduce the swelling and you will minimize the pain. ...Read more

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How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

It may take several: days for the swelling to stop and reverse. You need to keep the foot elevated to help decrease the swelling. ...Read more

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How long should I use an air cast after a broken foot?

How long should I use an air cast after a broken foot?

Air Cast: An air cast splint is usually used for a sprained ankle. For a broken foot usually a cast or boot would be used for 4-6 weeks for weight bearing protection while the fracture heals. ...Read more

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How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

How long is it usual to wear a cast for a broken foot?

May vary: Healing rates depend on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed due to a limited blood supply in that area. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process. ...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 have broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

I have broken foot not ankle! not ankle (how long will it take to heal, what to do?

4-6 weeks: Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?

Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?

Question is unclear.: Are you saying that you broke your foot a few days ago and you removed the cast yourself? Any other interpretation begs the question as to why your doctor didn't explain all this to you at the time of cast removal. You need to give your doctor a call and find out his(her) post fracture instructions. ...Read more

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How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

Soon: When cast taken off this means the fracture healed, then you should be to walk with some limp, 2 weeks should be fine to start walking again. ...Read more

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more