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

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

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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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 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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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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Is there any way to speed up the healing of fracture of phalanx of foot ?

Is there any way to speed up the healing of fracture of phalanx of foot ?

Depends: Generally, no. Closed foot phalanx fractures heal in a relatively predictable manner. There are no proven medications or other measures that will speed this up. However, there are some especially severe fractures and open fractures that will heal faster with surgery. There are also a very small number that will go on to nonunion. Nonunions need investigation and tailored treatment. ...Read more

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I have flexor tendonitis in my foot. While i'm resting is there anything i can do to speed healing? Is it advisable to pick up marbles with toes?

I have flexor tendonitis in my foot. While i'm resting is there anything i can do to speed healing? Is it advisable to pick up marbles with toes?

Rest: If the problem is a few days old, i suggest that you keep resting and icing it. If it's a few weeks old, moving it is not a bad thing. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the healing process after plantar wart foot surgery?

What can I do to speed up the healing process after plantar wart foot surgery?

Follow post-op: Instructions, avoid smoking if you are a smoker. Avoid stepping on the surgical site. You can consider vitamin c and zinc supplementation. But, i would only do that with your doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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What can i do at home to speed up my process in healing my navicular ankle type 3?

What can i do at home to speed up my process in healing my navicular ankle type 3?

Increase healing: Stay off the foot and elevate. Eat a balanced diet and take it easy. Also, if you smoke...STOP! There is no secret to faster healing except to be healthy and rest. ...Read more

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How can I speed up the healing process for my sprained ankle?

How can I speed up the healing process for my sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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What are ways to speed up healing anterior ankle impingement? Can wearing a boot help? Some say yes, some say no

What are ways to speed up healing anterior ankle impingement? Can wearing a boot help? Some say yes, some say no

Ankle impingement: healing due to an injury can be helped with a boot, ankle brace, rest, ice etc. However, if it is due to a bone spur or bone enlargement which would can be confirmed by x-rays, then you need to seek a foot doctor who can help you further. ...Read more

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I have a mild sprained ankle. Will the doctor give me crutches to speed up the healing process?

I have a mild sprained ankle. Will the doctor give me crutches to speed up the healing process?

If it is mild: A mild sprains usually does not need crutches to heal quicker. Though the more rest it gets the better it will feel. Rice is best which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more

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Hi doc, how can I speed up the healing process of a fractured toe if I do not have the luxury of being able to not getting myself physically involved?

Hi doc, how can I speed up the healing process of a fractured toe if I do not have the luxury of being able to not getting myself physically involved?

Be patient: The more you rest and elevate the foot, the quicker it will stop hurting and start healing. The more you're up on it, the more it will swell, throb, hurt, and potentially this can slow healing. Toe fractures take 6 weeks or slightly more to heal, you can not change this time frame. ...Read more

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more