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Broken foot swelling what's not normal?

Broken foot swelling what's not normal?

I'm not sure: Of the question, if you break your foot swelling would be expected. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What is making my broken foot swelling up?

What is making my broken foot swelling up?

Injury to the bone: The break in the bone it the final stage of an injury to the foot, there damages to the tissues of the foot which cause the swelling. ...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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Why does my broken foot swells up when I put it down and when will it stop swelling?

Why does my broken foot swells up when I put it down and when will it stop swelling?

Gravity.: Swelling may increase when you foot is in a dependent position because it has a harder time moving up against gravity. Swelling may last several weeks to months. ...Read more

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How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

How long after a cast gets put on for a broken foot should it stop swelling?

Elevate Foot.: It is not the cast being applied that is stopping the foot from swelling. In fact, the cast can sometimes be delayed until the swelling goes down. Even then a new cast maybe necessary, as the foot gets smaller. Elevation is what allows the swelling to decrease. If you can elevate it just a little higher than your heart, it will happen faster. Often times, a removable cast boot is used. ...Read more

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Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected! Use crutches! -h-. ...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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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray: X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Should see a foot: Doc to make sure it's out and to assess function of foot. ...Read more

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What are complications from broken foot?

What are complications from broken foot?

Hopefully none: If all goes well, it heals and your fine. This is why you should seek care. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

See below: Most symptoms would be swelling, pain and a feeling of instability. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you leave your broken foot untreated?

Not smart: Because you can get arthritis, you can end up with severe pain if something does not heal properly just unwise all around, . ...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?

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?

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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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 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)

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