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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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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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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 should my friend with a broken foot do to speed healing?

What should my friend with a broken foot do to speed healing?

Speedy recovery: Factors that may speed your friend’s recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow the physicians’ instructions and tell them not to smoke. Bone healing usually takes 4-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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Still healing a broken foot (6 weeks ago) what activities can I do at the gym?

Upper Body: Try bench exercises and upper body workouts. If you are out of the cast and bones are healed you can try swimming, being careful not to push off if your are doing laps. It's best to get the "all clear" from your doctor following an exam prior to exercising, the last thing you want to do is exacerbate your current injury or create a new one. ...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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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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

Depends on fracture: Most foot fractures are treated without surgery. Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

Broken foot: There are 26 bones in each foot and there are a variety of fractures types and severity and none of that information is available nor are the x rays available . That makes this a question that only your treating physician can answer ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Wagner
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more