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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if my broken foot is healing? Are there any signs besides xrays? I don't have a dr only went to ER 5 weeks ago. Didn't see the ex rays
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't: The body needs time to heal itself. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son burned his foot on the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle. Any treatment to speed up his recovery time?
No.: Keep wound clean and dry. Antiseptic ointment can help. But clean and dry! ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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