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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
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
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
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
Elevate Foot.: It is not the cast being applied that is stopping the foot from swelling. In fact, the cast can sometimes be delayed until the swelling goes down. Even then a new cast maybe necessary, as the foot gets smaller. Elevation is what allows the swelling to decrease. If you can elevate it just a little higher than your heart, it will happen faster. Often times, a removable cast boot is used. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Dry it: A hair dryer on the lowest setting can help. Be careful not to burn yourself! ...Read more
Yes: Yes as long as you do not have any cuts or sores. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Signs of a broken foot? I can walk, but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out, been this way for month.
Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?
Sometimes: You may be given a choice under some circumstances, but you are not always going to be given the option to chose which you would prefer. ...Read more
Broken foot, boot cast, muscle disease etc., body aches/hurts tired from top to bottom! How do I adjust ¬ get weaker etc. Why does upper body hurt?
If your not putting: Pressure on the foot then your body is not aligned properly and you end up exerting more energy and utilizing other body parts etc.... ...Read more
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
A few weeks: The skin, muscles, and soft tissues in your foot will get back to normal when you start using it like normal. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks after cast removal. You may have a prominent area of callous formation that will remodel over the next year. Fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal are subcutaneous. If you are a thin person you may notice a bump permanently. ...Read more
I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?
Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there is a fracture or injury and can take several months to a year for complete recovery. You are doing everything right, but patience is the best ally in this recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I broke my foot (1st medial cuneiform) a week ago I had my cast removed still can not walk on it I have pain & swollen> is it normal & for how long?
I broke my foot (1st medial cuneiform)i was in cast for 5 weeks cast was removed 7dyas ago I still can't walk on it I have pain & swollen. Y& 4 how long?
I'll assume an x-ray was taken at 5 weeks and your doctor thought enough healing had occurred to discontinue the cast. If you are in a regular shoe I would suggest either a cam boot for an additional two weeks or a referral to physical therapy. If no x-ray was taken at 5 weeks then I would call your doctor and request a reevaluation.
Good luck. ...Read more
I fractured my 2nd metatarsal and had cast off 3 days ago. My foot seems very swollen and I can feel a lump where the break was, should I worry? How long can it be like this, very painful when walking
I had an ankle fracture since 59 days and today I removed the cast. My leg is extremely swollen is this normal? For how long will it stay?
Should resolve soon: Since your leg has been immobilized and likely not being elevated that much anymore, all fluids go down with gravity = swelling. Now that you cast has been removed and you will likely begin physical therapy and exercises, the swelling should go down. Sometimes, swelling after an ankle sprain or fracture can remain for an extended period of time. At the 1-year mark, that's how it will be longterm. ...Read more
See a doc: Swelling in a leg can be commonly seen after injuries. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at the injury site or constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg after an injury that can cause swelling in the injured or uninjured extremity, go to er to rule out a clot. This can be serious and even fatal. ...Read more
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