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Walking After Broken Foot
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
Broken foot: Depends on the type of fracture and location but typical 6 weeks. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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?
Signs of a broken foot? I can walk, but discomfort. X-rays twice, nothing seen. Swollen, bruised, sticking out, been this way for month.
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.
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
Wearing a walking boot for broken foot and have developed a rash on leg. Is there a special sock I should be wearing with the boot to prevent rash.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
See below: It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone. ...Read more
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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