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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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!See 3 more doctor answers
Dry it: A hair dryer on the lowest setting can help. Be careful not to burn yourself!See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes as long as you do not have any cuts or sores.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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