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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

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 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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When will a broken foot typically heal?

When will a broken foot typically heal?

Depends: On the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders. ...Read more

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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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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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Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

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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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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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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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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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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How long does it usually take for a broken foot to heal enough so I can walk?

Broken foot: Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks. ...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

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Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time (marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month he's back?

Why does a broken foot don't take long time to heal and ankle contusion take a lot if time (marcelo the madrid player has broken foot and 3month he's back?

Fracture/Contusion: A fracture typically takes 6-8 weeks to completely heal. This can be less or more depending on the location and it if was complete or not. A contusion many times is actually a ligament sprain which can take much longer than 2 months to heal depending on how severe. The location and severity of a contusion is a better indication as to how long the recovery will be. Most often, an MRI will also. ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray: X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

Get and x-ray: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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How can you take care of a broken foot?

Broken foot: These are all good answers. The salient fact from these answers is that the broken foot needs to be evaluated and a treatment plan developed based on the nature and location of the fracture and when the injury occurred before diagnosis. ...Read more

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Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Should see a foot: Doc to make sure it's out and to assess function of foot. ...Read more

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What are complications from broken foot?

Hopefully none: If all goes well, it heals and your fine. This is why you should seek care. ...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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What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

Broken foot: There are 26 bones in each foot and there are a variety of fractures types and severity and none of that information is available nor are the x rays available. That makes this a question that only your treating physician can answer ...Read more

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Is it ok t ride my bike with a broken foot?

Is it ok t ride my bike with a broken foot?

No: Not a good idea you could cause further damage not to exclude muscle, nerve and vascular damage. You can cause what os called a pseudarthrosis where instead of bone bridging the fracture you could get a fibrous cleft causing prolonged pain and need for surgical correction. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

No: A cold feeling of the foot is not normal and may be caused by many problems including swelling. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat broken foot?

Yes: A fracture of the foot is treated depending on the severity of the fracture and location of the fracture. Often a stress fracture can be treated nonsurgically with a stiff soled surgical shoe. Fractures that have displaced or involve the joint often require outpatient surgery to fixated the fracture to ensure proper healing and long term function. Fixation can be screws/plates/pins. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

Broken bone foot: Pain is the prominent symptom worsened by weight bearing. Look for signs of swelling, anatomical distortion, bruising, and decreased function. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

Pain/Swelling: Pain and swelling following an injury are the usual symptoms and sometimes a mild to severe deformity may be noted. ...Read more

Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more