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Is It Easy To Break A Bone In Your Foot
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Did I break a bone in my foot? Yesterday I fell walking up the stairs...Horrible pains through the top of my foot and instant swelling and bruising
Possibly: While trauma can certainly lead to a fracture, the foot/ankle is a very common site for sprains/strains. If you are unable to bear weight on that foot for more than a few steps or if ther is tenderness to touch a particular point such as the bridge of the foot or the base of the small toe, I would x-ray it to be sure. You can try icing and elevating the foot to see if there is any relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: At the right angle and tat 10 lbs weight it could break. ...Read more
Trauma: The navicular bone is usually sustains a fracture from direct trauma. ...Read more
I'm having problems with my feet. They hurt so bad to walk on sometimes. Like my bones are about to break...What could it be. Is there medicine to hel?
Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?
My left foot vibrates with a rythem of a cell phone vibrating I break my calcaneus bone and planter fascia bone about 15 years ago does that have any?
My daughter fell from a tree a few months ago and strained her foot (X-Ray showed no bone breaks). Her gait is still a bit off. Should I be concerned?
An initial x-ray of the foot at the time of injury will not always show a hairline fracture of a foot bone. If there is continued pain after 2 weeks, a repeat xray may reveal a fracture that wasn't evident on the initial exam. An MRI is sometimes needed to evaluate subtle fractures.
An orthopedist evaluation of your daughter's foot injury may be helpful. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible. If soreness, swelling, bruising persist, get an x-ray. ...Read more
With hardware in ankle, could a relatively minor trauma cause the bone to break which otherwise might not have happened if there had not been a plate?
Not generally: In general a plate strengthens the bone by allowing healing without movement. Once the initial fracture has healed, the plate will not make it more likely to break that bone. It is possible, however, if the plate is still very fresh, that the screw sites will not yet have fully healed, and minor trauma might cause some damage in a freshly plated bone fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ankle - dr said it will take about 5 to 6 weeks before I can walk on it if 5 to 6 weeks wasn't enough can I break that same bone again?
6 weeks + 2: It usually take 6-8 weeks to under go the 1st round of healing in that bones are stable enough to do walk on it with a brace. Motion and strengthening of the ankle are encouraged usually requiring physical therapy (in a perfect world). Complete remodeling and strengthening of the bone can take an additional few months before high impact. Twisting ankle can reinjure ankle so wear brace till strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your toe bones break or become lose with hammer toe pins in them from standing or walking after 3 weeks?
You break a bone, specifically the ankle, and it has to be set in place (closed reduction). Will you need anesthesia?
I jumped off a ledge and jammed my heel. It is swollen and throbs. Did I break it or sprain it? (i know how it feels tobreak a bone.)
Need an x-ray: Jumping and landing on your heel is a common way to fracture the calcaneus. An x-ray initially is a must to evaluate you for a fracture. A missed fracture, particularly of the calcaneus, can have very negative implications. For now, rest, ice, compression (ace-wrap) and elevation while limiting your weight-bearing, but get in to see a doctor soon! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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