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Medicine For Foot Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
It depends: Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury. If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A fracture should heal in about the same time frame if it is the same type of fracture. There are a couple of factors that may delay healing. If the fracture is displaced or if there is much motion at the fracture line. This will greatly delay healing. Poor blood flow and other disease processes may slow the healing process as well. ...Read more
Pain, bruising, edem: Pain, bruising, swelling (edema), numbness due to swelling, inability to bear weight or full weight, iniability to wear a shoe due to to above. Some fractures are rather unremarkable and just require rest and protection while others require casting or even surgery. Get check, get an x ray and sometimes even an MRI is required. ...Read more
It is possible.: If it is not appropriately treated, you may develop long term disabling arthritic pain. ...Read more
Upper body exercises: You can perform upper body, and non weight bearing exercises. ...Read more
Avoid weightbearing: See your foot doctor to diagnose and treat properly. ...Read more
Have it checked: See a foot and ankle specialist and make sure it's a fracture first. An xray would tell you. After that point, when your diagnosis is made, the doc will give you options on how to treat it and/or if it needs to be realigned. ...Read more
Yes.: Some people may have numbness in their feet. They may not be able to tell that they have a fracture if they are unable sense the pain. ...Read more
Could you dance before the foot injury?
Bone healing usually takes six to eight weeks.
Provided the bone is aligned appropriately.
See your podiatrist for eval and treatment rccs. ...Read more
After a period of rest for an uncomplicated fracture, you can attend school. Using crutches to stay non wight bearing on the affected foot would be recommended to optimize healing. As always you should consult your doctor and comply with his/her recommendations. Feel Better! ...Read more
See a doc: Swelling in a leg can be commonly seen after injuries. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at the injury site or constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg after an injury that can cause swelling in the injured or uninjured extremity, go to er to rule out a clot. This can be serious and even fatal. ...Read more
Omg feels like my foot fracture has returned its been 22 months since then is it possible for it to return?
X-ray: Yes it is possible. Time to go get an x-ray. ...Read more
Depends on site: There are some foot fractures that do not require surgery and can be treated by immobilization. Many factors can change the treatment opinion of your doctor including: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read more
Depends on fracture: Most foot fractures are treated without surgery. Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks. ...Read more
In Frax score should foot fracture of metatarsals happening under normal circumstances unrelated to osteopenia be considered risk factor in score?
Yes: The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a means to guide decisions on preventative therapy and education. If a fracture occurs spontaneously or "from trauma which would not have resulted in a fracture in a healthy person"; then the calculated risk goes up. True risk is actually much higher with a history of vertebral or hip fractures. ...Read more
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Can last a long time: Pain may last months to years depending on the type and severity of fracture and on the treatment. ...Read more
Foot injury: A fracture will put you out at least 6 weeks. A contusion may only be a week. ...Read more
I suffered from a foot fracture seven months ago but I stillhave pain in my foot and ankle. What do I do?
Have it re-evaluated: Have it re-evaluated and treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many weeks might it be before I can walk on a treadmill after a foot fracture (stable 4th metasaursal).
Bone takes: Approximately 6-8 weeks to heal. Each case though gets evaluated individually. So that is a guideline. I would recommend having your vitamin D levels checked particularly if there was no trauma to cause the initial injury. ...Read more
When I get up from laying down my foot hurts really bad been 5 months since I had a matersal foot fracture?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more