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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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Dr. Brian Wagner
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more