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How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

Weeks: A broken foot can stay bruised for 4-6 weeks after a fracture, on average. Sometimes the bruising goes away more quickly, sometimes it takes even longer. ...Read more

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?

Depends: It may be as short as 1 week, but usually lasts several weeks, and up to 6 weeks, depending on the type and severity of break. ...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.

MRI: I suggest further evaluation with an MRI to evaluate the inside part of your bone a swell as the soft tissue around the injury. ...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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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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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 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?

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

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How long is a broken foot in plaster for?

How long is a broken foot in plaster for?

Depends on site...: Your foot may not even need to be in a plaster cast. It may just be wrapped and placed in a surgical shoe. It depends on what bone is broken and many other factors. Six weeks is usual for many types of immobilization, but it may be a bit longer. ...Read more

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How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

Broken foot: The time to heal depends on what was broken, the nature of the fracture, age nutrition status, etc. As already stated. This is a question best answered by your treating physician as only he/she has all that information. ...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

Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more