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How can you lose weight with broken foot?

How can you lose weight with broken foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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What are some ways to lose weight with a broken foot?

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. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to lose weight with a broken foot?

What is the easiest way to lose weight with a broken foot?

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. ...Read more

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Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose belly fat with a broken foot?

Is there a way to lose belly fat with a broken foot?

Exercise : Exercise and decrease food intake. You just need to find some exercises that won't impact your foot healing. Any non- weight bearing exercise should work. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...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 a 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 can you take care of a broken foot?

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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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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What is the normal recovery time for a broken foot?

What is the normal recovery time for a broken foot?

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. ...Read more

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What are some workouts I can do if I have a broken foot?

What are some workouts I can do if I have a broken foot?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a crushed foot and broken foot?

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. ...Read more

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Why does my broken foot hurt?

Why does my broken foot hurt?

Injury: Broken bones hurt and this is normal. Pain will improve with healing a reduction of swelling. ...Read more

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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How can you sleep with a broken foot?

How can you sleep with a broken foot?

Control pain: If you have extreme pain you may need a narcotic for a short period. ...Read more

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How much time off work from broken foot?

How much time off work from broken foot?

Off work: Without more information — as already stated — this is impossible to answer ...Read more

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How can I do cardio with a broken foot?

How can I do cardio with a broken foot?

Non weight bearing: Given where the fracture is and how you are being treated you could consider pool therapy and or a stationary bike. ...Read more

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When should I start walking after a broken foot?

When should I start walking after a broken foot?

Depends: Walking on a broken foot depends on which bone is fractured and the treatment rendered. With some fractures, immediate weightbearing is allowed while some fractures require at least 4-6 weeks of nonweightbearing. See a foot specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Are you usually casted if you have a broken foot?

Are you usually casted if you have a broken foot?

Sometimes: That is any option depending on the type a location of the fracture. ...Read more

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Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

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. ...Read more

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Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use the elliptical with a broken foot?

Would you suggest to use the elliptical with a broken foot?

Broken foot : No I would not use any weight bearing equipment with a broken foot. It takes fractures 6 weeks to heal ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

It depends: It will depend on whether the fracture is stable and immobilized properly. As it heals and stays in position, the swelling should begin to subside. Time varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the recovery process for a broken foot?

Keep pressure off: Depending on which bone in the foot is broken, the time to healing and activity level varies. But, generally, a fracture needs 6 weeks to heal and the less pressure on the area the better. Also, the foot should be elevated as much as possible to limit the amount of swelling. Too much swelling slows down the healing process as well. ...Read more

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How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

When your doc: Says it's okay, only he/she is looking at your x-rays and foot and knows the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a broken foot before I can run again?

About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including location of the fracture, severity of the fracture, age and coexisting medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

Bone vs ligament: "Broken" usually refers to the presence of a fracture or crack in a bone while "sprained" refers to an injury to the ligaments that hold bones together. There are 27 bones in the foot available to be "broken" and 27+ ligaments that can be "sprained". ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for a runner while a broken foot is healing?

What are some good exercises for a runner while a broken foot is healing?

Talk to your Doctor: Depending on the bone injured and whether you are allowed weightbearing or are in a cast can change the suggested exercises. Talk to your doctor to see if you can be permitted water therapy, which provides a great cardio workout without the impact risk. Upper body exercises are also a good option as well. ...Read more

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Should i be worried that a 2-month old broken foot to start hurting again?

Should i be worried that a 2-month old broken foot to start hurting again?

Should be checked: Its possible that you are just beginning to use the affected foot more at this point in time and as a result are getting some swelling and increased pain. But, if there is significant pain, it should be checked. ...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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

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