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Is It Normal For A Broken Foot To Feel Cold
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
Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more
I am a 36 year old female. I fell and broke my right foot navicular bone. Is throbbing pain after one month in castfor a broken foot normal?
Is it normal to feel pressure going up and down your toes with a broken foot? Got it in a boot cast and the pressure feeling comes and goes.
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Are these normal complications with a broken foot? So I was put into a boot about 5 weeks ago and my foot still really hurts, I broke my 5th metacarpal and my foot is still bruised and when my foot is out of the boot it turns inward and my shin is startin
SLOW HEALING: These are notorious for slow healing, and have a high rate of nonunion and complications. Early, and aggressive care is usually required to deal with these. Weightbearing on any fifth metatarsal fracture is risky. Make sure you're being followed by x-rays to track healing. ...Read more
Broken foot 4.5 mos ago. Xrays show no more fracture but I still have foot pain when it rains or in cold weather.
Is it possible for a broken foot to feel like it has fallen asleep. I'm in a boot and always elevating it. 4th wk only been in boot a week.
Sleeping Foot: Do you have any wrapping on the foot? If there is anything causing pressure to a part of if there is swelling this can cause pressure on the nerves and the 'asleep' sensation can be possible. Does it change with position changes of the foot? If this last for long period of time, you should see the foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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