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Dr. James Cunnar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

Depends on fracture: "broken foot" could mean many different things. Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key! ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

Broken foot is also known as Foot fracture. It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Khan
Board Certified, Wound care
14 years in practice
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How can you heal a broken foot?

How can you heal a broken foot?

Multiple factors: Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime price. Protect via immobilization, if a toe, buddy splint the toe to the next toe and wear hard sole shoes that doesn’t allow the foot to bend. Rest – especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How long can it take a broken foot to heal?

How long can it take a broken foot to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

How long does it take for the average broken foot to heal?

It depends: It depends on which bone or bones are broken, how it is treated. Average would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Adam Ringler
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How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

How long will it take for a broken foot to heal?

Broken foot: The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation status of the person. Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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When will a broken foot typically heal?

When will a broken foot typically heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

It helps with pain: Keeping a broken foot elevated will reduce the degree of swelling and will take pressure off of it. Those two aspects can help with healing. Your treating foot specialist should direct you on this more specifically. ...Read more

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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Is there anything I can do to help heal my broken foot faster?

Is there anything I can do to help heal my broken foot faster?

How long?: How long have you had a broken foot? Bones on average take 6-8 weeks to heal shorter if you are younger longer if you are older. You should increase your calcium, vitamin d and vitamin c intake. That is what is needed to help with bone healing. But you have to give it time. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

How long does it take a broken foot to heal?

Variable....: It depends on a number of factors such as the location and character of the injury, how bad the associated soft tissue injury is, how well you can keep your foot elevated and your predisposition to swelling as well as others. ...Read more

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Dr. Hubert Lee
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

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