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How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

When your doc: Says it's okay, only he/she is looking at your x-rays and foot and knows the extent of your injury. ...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


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How can you heal a broken foot?

How can you heal a broken foot?

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

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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

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

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Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

Is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold?

No: A cold feeling of the foot is not normal and may be caused by many problems including swelling. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat broken foot?

What are different ways to treat broken foot?

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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What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

Broken bone foot: Pain is the prominent symptom worsened by weight bearing. Look for signs of swelling, anatomical distortion, bruising, and decreased function. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

Pain/Swelling: Pain and swelling following an injury are the usual symptoms and sometimes a mild to severe deformity may be noted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: broken foot?

What is the definition or description of: broken foot?

See below: It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone. ...Read more

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I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

Watch what you eat: See if doc lets you swim. Seal tight cast covers a possible to purchase. ...Read more

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What will happen if a broken foot isn't properly taken care of?

What will happen if a broken foot isn't properly taken care of?

May have problems: It is important fo the bone to heal properly or complication can occur. You can have non healing of the bone, misalignment of the bone, and/or develop chronic problems. If you are having problems, see your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Why does my broken foot hurt?

Why does my broken foot hurt?

Injury: Broken bones hurt and this is normal. Pain will improve with healing an reduction of swelling. ...Read more

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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How can you sleep with a broken foot?

How can you sleep with a broken foot?

Control pain: If you have extreme pain you may need a narcotic for a short period. ...Read more

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How much time off work from broken foot?

How much time off work from broken foot?

Off work: Without more information - as already stated - this is impossible to answer ...Read more

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How can I do cardio with a broken foot?

How can I do cardio with a broken foot?

Non weight bearing: Given where the fracture is and how you are being treated you could consider pool therapy and or a stationary bike. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight with broken foot?

Increase metabolism: I assume you are asking this question - because you have difficulty exercising. You can focus on building metabolism up by switching to fat burning with carnitine supplements, adding natural thyroid boosting supplements like iodine and thyroid glandular support by biotics, supporting pancreas with chromium and adrenal support with herbal and minerals to improve weight loss + omega 3 supplements. ...Read more

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When should I start walking after a broken foot?

When should I start walking after a broken foot?

Depends: Walking on a broken foot depends on which bone is fractured and the treatment rendered. With some fractures, immediate weightbearing is allowed while some fractures require at least 4-6 weeks of nonweightbearing. See a foot specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Are you usually casted if you have a broken foot?

Are you usually casted if you have a broken foot?

Sometimes: That is any option depending on the type an location of the fracture. ...Read more

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Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

Can your broken foot supposed to hurt when healing?

Yes, but less: Soreness is normal, but the pain should decrease week by week. It make take a few months for your foot to completely heal and several more months before the swelling decreases. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are some ways to lose weight with a broken foot?

Depends: In some instances and some fractures, a patient may be allowed to participate in upper body work outs and possibly water based therapy. This is all dependent on fracture site and current treatment. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot is still swollen after two weeks. Is it normal?

Broken foot: It takes longer than 2 weeks for a bone to heal. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to loose weight with a broken foot?

What is the easiest way to loose weight with a broken foot?

Less calories: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. If you are looking for exercises to do while you foot is healing, any upper body exercises would be fine. A stationary bike is doable depending upon how bad your foot is broken and what type of cast you have. If you are able to get in a pool, swimming or wearing a floatation belt and running in the deep end will work. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use the elliptical with a broken foot?

Broken foot: No I would not use any weight bearing equipment with a broken foot. It takes fractures 6 weeks to heal ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

How long does it take for swelling to go down on a broken foot?

It depends: It will depend on whether the fracture is stable and immobilized properly. As it heals and stays in position, the swelling should begin to subside. Time varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the recovery process for a broken foot?

Keep pressure off: Depending on which bone in the foot is broken, the time to healing and activity level varies. But, generally, a fracture needs 6 weeks to heal and the less pressure on the area the better. Also, the foot should be elevated as much as possible to limit the amount of swelling. Too much swelling slows down the healing process as well. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a broken foot before I can run again?

How long should I wait after a broken foot before I can run again?

About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including location of the fracture, severity of the fracture, age and coexisting medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

What is the main difference between a broken foot and a sprained foot?

Bone vs ligament: "broken" usually refers to the presence of a fracture or crack in a bone while "sprained" refers to an injury to the ligaments that hold bones together. There are 27 bones in the foot available to be "broken" and 27+ ligaments that can be "sprained". ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for a runner while a broken foot is healing?

What are some good exercises for a runner while a broken foot is healing?

Talk to your Doctor: Depending on the bone injured and whether or not you are allowed weightbearing or are in a cast can change the suggested exercises. Talk to your doctor to see if you can be permitted water therapy, which provides a great cardio workout without the impact risk. Upper body exercises are also a good option as well. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that a 2 month old broken foot to start hurting again?

Should I be worried that a 2 month old broken foot to start hurting again?

Should be checked: Its possible that you are just beginning to use the affected foot more at this point in time and as a result are getting some swelling and increased pain. But, if there is significant pain, it should be checked. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a broken foot to heal enough so I can walk?

Broken foot: Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more