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Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

The pain radiates: A talus fracture will generally cause pain in the ankle region, but certainly the pain can radiate into the foot as well. The pain should subside as the bone begins to heal. Generally, talus fractures require surgical fixation, but not all do. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon (if you haven't already) to make sure that your fracture is being treated appropriately! ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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What are the presenting symptoms that follow a talus fracture?

Ankle Pain: Talus fractures are uncommon compared to other forms of ankle fracture. Usually the injury is high impact, and prognosis is poor. Even with appropriate treatment, incidence of post-traumatic arthritis is very high, chronic ankle pain usually developing within the year. Talar dome injuries (related but less severe), have a much better outlook, and can make full recovery with a scope or surgery. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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How can a person have a talus fracture for months and not know it? Is that normal?

How can a person have a talus fracture for months and not know it? Is that normal?

Stress fracture?: If you have had no pain and found the "fracture" on an x-ray taken for another reason you probably had just a small crack in the bone which has shown up because it has mostly healed. Somtimes tiny "stress fractures" have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more

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Talus Fracture (Definition)

Talus fracture is a break of the talus, which is a large bone of the heel, which helps connect the lower leg ...Read more

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