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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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
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
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