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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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

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

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Broken foot and pain when I walk?

Broken foot and pain when I walk?

HOW DO YOU KNOW?: How do you know it's broken. The first thing is an x-ray, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

How long after the cast comes off a broken foot till able to walk again?

Soon: When cast taken off this means the fracture healed, then you should be to walk with some limp, 2 weeks should be fine to start walking again. ...Read more

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Can I start walking on my broken foot? My doctor actually told me to stay off of it for 6 weeks but it feels fine. It's been a week since I broke it.

Can I start walking on my broken foot? My doctor actually told me to stay off of it for 6 weeks but it feels fine. It's been a week since I broke it.

No: You are hopefully in a cast or brace of some sort, you should not walk on it and allow it to heal. If you do walk on it you can have chronic deformity of the foot secondary to non healing fracture. ...Read more

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After having surgery in january for broken foot, fifth metatarsal, I still have alot of pain especially when walking alot. Surgery was in january.?

After having surgery in january for broken foot, fifth metatarsal, I still have alot of pain especially when walking alot. Surgery was in january.?

Need to determine: How the bone is healing. I assume you have had discussions with your doc? What did they say?
was this a jones fracture? What type of fixation was used? ...Read more

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Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?

Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?

Purple color foot: After 2 months, the bruising should be completely resolved. However because the time the foot was immobilized, there may be some venous congestion especially when walking. This may be seen as swelling of the foot and ankle as well as some dark pigmentation of the skin due to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

If your foot is: Broken why walk on it? How did you injure it? What exactly is broken? When did the leg numbness start? What is being done for it? No, I don't think its a tumor, where did a tumor come in? I would consider a pinched nerve before a tumor.... ...Read more

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Signs of a broken foot? I can walk, but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out, been this way for month.

Signs of a broken foot? I can walk, but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out, been this way for month.

MRI: I suggest further evaluation with an MRI to evaluate the inside part of your bone a swell as the soft tissue around the injury. ...Read more

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My son 7 has broken foot in walking boot, now he is complaining other leg around Achilles hurts. Overcomp? What do I do? He has 3 more weeks in boot.

Likely: Make sure that he is wearing a shoe with as thick a sole as possible to match the height of the floor of the cam walker (boot). Sometimes adding padding in the heel can help. If the achilles tendon pain is unrelieved, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

That would depend: On the nature of the break: if it was displaced or not, what bone and where the break was in the bone.
Your treating doc would best be able to answer. ...Read more

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Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?

Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?

Sometimes: You may be given a choice under some circumstances, but you are not always going to be given the option to chose which you would prefer. ...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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I have had a matrsal foot fracture 7 months ago now when I walk it hurts so bad it feels like it had return I went to the doc he says tendinitis?

I have had a matrsal foot fracture 7 months ago now when I walk it hurts so bad it feels like it had return I went to the doc he says tendinitis?

It is possible.: You may have a tendonitis or a variety of other conditions. Have it evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?

I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?

By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows the fracture to heal. The boot may or may not irritate already existing problems such as bunions or bunionettes. There is a transition back into regular shoes. This may involve athletic shoe first. Ask your doctor for advice on shoes or therapy. ...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?

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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

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