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What are signs of foot fracture?

What are signs of foot fracture?

Many possibilities: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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How is a foot fracture typically treated?

How is a foot fracture typically treated?

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

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How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Will a second foot fracture heal more slowly?

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

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How long for a foot fracture to heal totally?

How long for a foot fracture to heal totally?

Healing: It really depends on the severity of the fracture and which bone of the 28 in the foot is involved. ...Read more

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How long should a foot fracture disable a person?

How long should a foot fracture disable a person?

Depends: Depends on what bone was fractured, how severe the fracture was & how it was treated. ...Read more

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How do I ease pain caused by an old foot fracture?

How do I ease pain caused by an old foot fracture?

See a professional: Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. X-rays will help determine the if there is a re-injury. You may need to have the area immobilized and you may need surgery. Seek professional advice. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof a foot fracture in adults?

What are the symptomsof a foot fracture in adults?

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

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Would a foot fracture hinder my long term mobility?

Would a foot fracture hinder my long term mobility?

It is possible.: If it is not appropriately treated, you may develop long term disabling arthritic pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay in shape with a foot fracture?

What can I do to stay in shape with a foot fracture?

Upper body exercises: You can perform upper body, and non weight bearing exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible foot fracture - please help?

What can I do about possible foot fracture - please help?

Avoid weightbearing: See your foot doctor to diagnose and treat properly. ...Read more

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How can I treat a possible foot fracture that healed wrong?

How can I treat a possible foot fracture that healed wrong?

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

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Is it possible to have a foot fracture without it hurting a lot?

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

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How long will I have to wait untill I can dance again after foot fracture?

How long will I have to wait untill I can dance again after foot fracture?

Dancing: 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

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Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Increased risk: In females due to menopause. Can be supplemented with Vit D and Calcium. In bother genders also due to decreasing proprioception. Its also important to note that since we are not in the sun often as a society many of us have very low Vitamin D levels. ...Read more

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Could I go to school with foot fracture?

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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

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Why is the let swollen after foot fracture?

Why is the let swollen after foot fracture?

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

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Will an MRI detect foot fracture?

DontNeedMriForFractu: You do not need an expensive imaging like MRI to diagnose and treat fractures. But if MRI is done for some other reason it will show foot fractureif it is there ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical repair for a foot fracture?

Is there a non-surgical repair for a foot fracture?

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

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

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

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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

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

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

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How long can swelling and aching last after a foot fracture?

How long can swelling and aching last after a foot fracture?

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

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How long would I be out of soccer with a foot contusion or a foot fracture?

Foot injury: A fracture will put you out at least 6 weeks. A contusion may only be a week. ...Read more

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How many weeks might it be before I can walk on a treadmill after a foot fracture (stable 4th metasaursal).

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

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When I get up from laying down my foot hurts really bad been 5 months since I had a matersal foot fracture?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more