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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 should you do to speed up the healing time for a broken or dislocated finger?

What should you do to speed up the healing time for a broken or dislocated finger?

Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er or with your hand doctor. Your fracture may need to be splinted or you may need surgery. Sometimes is just a soft tissue problems. Best recommendation is go see a doctor. Overall a fracture usually needs 4-6 weeks to heal. A ligamnet injury may need more time. ...Read more

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I have a broken toenail on my big toe. It's not infected . What do I need to use to help with the growth process.

I have a broken toenail on my big toe. It's not infected . What do I need to use to help with the growth process.

Cut it back: Cut the toenail back as far as possible to reduce the risk of it getting caught on something. Then a apply a bandaid to keep pressure on the nail until the broken part grows out and falls off. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

Bone stimulation: Apart from creating good conditions for healing such as having enough calcium and vitamin d (1.5 g of calcium und 800 units of vit d taken in 2 or three doses over a day), is an ultrasound bone stimulator (exogen). However i need more info to give you good advice (surgery or not, cast or brace, therapy etc). ...Read more

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What to do if i need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

What to do if i need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...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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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 will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation. ...Read more

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Hi doctor .. I am athlete and my foot broken and next month I have championship ... How long it needs to heal and your advice to recovery quickly?

Hi doctor .. I am athlete and my foot broken and next month I have championship ... How long it needs to heal and your advice to recovery quickly?

If a fracture & not-: --a stress fracture, U can only rest & not train. Rely on the shape U R in now. Ask Ur ortho if a bone stimulator can B justified. That's Ur best opnion. If a stress fracture, it will not heal in 1 mo. The main thing is what bone is it? This is advice 4 metatarsal Fx, not other ankle bones such as talus, navicular, or other intrinsic mid foot bones. ...Read more

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What could I do for pain with a healing broken femur?

What could I do for pain with a healing broken femur?

Ice, Elevate: Assuming that the fracture has been immobilized (surgical or cast), elevate the leg slightly, ice for 20 minutes (can use longer if icing through the cast (use plastic to keep plaster casts dry), or pain medication recommended by your doctor. Distraction aslo works, so try reading, watching a funny movie, meditation, a relaxing tea, massage, music, games, etc. ...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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What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

? Acupuncture: In addition to the treatment regiment provided by your physician ask him or her about adding acupuncture to expedite healing. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up the recovery for a compound fracture to radius and ulna left forearm?

What should I do to speed up the recovery for a compound fracture to radius and ulna left forearm?

Cmpound? or open?: Compound is no longer in use in orthopedics. In the past it could mean many peices or protryding thru the skin. Now use only open/closed or simple or comminuted to avoid confusion. Assuming you mean open, thru the skin, you should have had surgery, plating and thuough cleaning of the bone a tissue. Main danger is infection, if none it will heal in 8-10 week with plates gentle use starts earlier. ...Read more

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I would like to know everything about casts and broken wrists. How long do you have a cast on for a broken wrist?

I would like to know everything about casts and broken wrists. How long do you have a cast on for a broken wrist?

Broken wrist: Is a very big term. It can mean a hairline fracture in a bone tha heals fast or a displaced fracture in a bone that has bad blood supply. Simple nondisplaced fractures are casted for 3-4 weeks often but complex fractures in some bones of the wrist ( that dont have surgery) can be casted for 9-12 weeks. The inure, the ;ovation, the pattern, health factors, smoking, all play a role in time to "heal". ...Read more

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I smoke cigarettes and I have a broken eye vessel. It is healing slowly. Should I use a cold/warm compressant to help speed the healing?

I smoke cigarettes and I have a broken eye vessel. It is healing slowly. Should I use a cold/warm compressant to help speed the healing?

Broken eye vessel: Most commonly a broken blood vessel is caused by a subconjuntival hemmorrhage that causes the white part of the eye to be blood shot--but does not impair vision. Typically lasts 7-12 days. ...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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I have a broken tibia and fibula. Doc says he wants to put in pin and rod. I'm a athlete and i don't want it. Do i need it. Can i heal naturally or no?

I have a broken tibia and fibula. Doc says he wants to put in pin and rod. I'm a athlete and i don't want it. Do i need it. Can i heal naturally or no?

Choices: The doc suggesting pins/rods suggests poor position. Bones will heal by themselves naturally, but if they are not aligned well, then they will heal badly aligned. As an athlete you will probably get a better result and probably not need a 6 week cast with the rods/pins. We stich lacerations to facilitate healing and good alignment, but unstitched will heal. Is basically the same with bones.. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

Heal bone first: Tibias heal poorly and can go on to monunion they usually should be nailed enknee motion to follow sometimes weight bering depending on frx pattern and fixation heal first them strengthen straight leg raises are a classic keeps quad strong. ...Read more

Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more