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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How long is recovery after a full leg cast for a broken foot?

How long is recovery after a full leg cast for a broken foot?

Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is not much you can do to speed up healing. There is a lot you can do to slow it down. Follow your doctor's directions. As long as you are feeling consistently better daily, then the fracture is probably healing. Dr l.

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Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care.

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Can I work out with a cast on my broken foot?

Can I work out with a cast on my broken foot?

Broken foot: As long as you do not work out the broken foot, it should probably be ok.

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When a cast on a broken foot is taken off what should you expect?

When a cast on a broken foot is taken off what should you expect?

Weakness: You will find thinning of you leg and weakness of the muscles. You may need a period of rehabilitation / physical therapy to gain back your strength and flexibility.

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What is the difference between a cast and a boot in treating a broken foot?

What is the difference between a cast and a boot in treating a broken foot?

Cast: A cast is applied in a medical setting and remains on until it is removed by a health care professional. It is made of either fiberglass or gypsum. A boot or a cam walker is a device made from plastic that is removable. Either way they both provide immobilization. Most patients prefer the cam walker because they can remove it when they are mon weight bearing, i.E sleeping.

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

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!

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After the broken foot I began to do everything. But because of the inactiveness in the cast my leg is very weak. What can I do to make strong my leg?

After the broken foot I began to do everything. But because of the inactiveness in the cast my leg is very weak. What can I do to make strong my leg?

Cast weakness: Resuming normal activities slowly and gradually is the best course. Have your doc write a rx for pt...This will help to strengthen and resume muscle tone!

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How do you absorb sweat in a boot cast after a broken foot?

Dry it: A hair dryer on the lowest setting can help. Be careful not to burn yourself!

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Is it normal to feel pressure going up and down your toes with a broken foot? Got it in a boot cast and the pressure feeling comes and goes.

Is it normal to feel pressure going up and down your toes with a broken foot? Got it in a boot cast and the pressure feeling comes and goes.

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work

It is possible: If swelling is severe, it could cut off the circulation. If you get any discoloration of the toes or experience excessive pain or a feeling of numbness, have it evaluated right asap. To decrease your chances of developing a blood clot you may benefit by being on blood thinning medication or you may try to flex your calf muscles every once in a while and try to move your toes. Get docs advice.

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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.

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