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How To Lose Weight With A Broken Foot
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Depends: In some instances and some fractures, a patient may be allowed to participate in upper body work outs and possibly water based therapy. This is all dependent on fracture site and current treatment. Check with your doctor.
Less calories: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. If you are looking for exercises to do while you foot is healing, any upper body exercises would be fine. A stationary bike is doable depending upon how bad your foot is broken and what type of cast you have. If you are able to get in a pool, swimming or wearing a floatation belt and running in the deep end will work.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.
Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?
Purple color foot: After 2 months, the bruising should be completely resolved. However because the time the foot was immobilized, there may be some venous congestion especially when walking. This may be seen as swelling of the foot and ankle as well as some dark pigmentation of the skin due to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremity.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course this varies according the which bone is fractured and how badly broken it is.
Upper body...: You may want to concentrate on upper body workouts while your foot heals. Doing lower body workouts may risk pain swelling and damage to healing foot. Talk to your orthopedist about what specific exercises you can do.See 2 more doctor answers
Not exclusive...: Broken foot is a non-technical term. It could indicate a fracture or dislocated joint or a combination of these injuries. A crushed foot does not necessarily have any dislocated joints or broken bones. Crush injuries involve damage to the soft tissues and can lead to compartment syndrome of the foot.
Yes, but less: Soreness is normal, but the pain should decrease week by week. It make take a few months for your foot to completely heal and several more months before the swelling decreases. Best of luck.See 2 more doctor answers
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