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How long will it take to heal a broken foot?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on fracture

"broken foot" could mean many different things.
Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key!

In brief: Depends on fracture

"broken foot" could mean many different things.
Most fractures will heal within 6-8 weeks if the patient follows the guidelines laid out by the treating physician. Certain fractures can take upwards of 12 weeks. Compliance with your care plan is key!
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken foot

Different bones in the foot may take different times for healing but in general approx.
6 wks. Toes approx. 4 wks. Metatarsals 6wks.Also it depends on how badly the bones are fractured.

In brief: Broken foot

Different bones in the foot may take different times for healing but in general approx.
6 wks. Toes approx. 4 wks. Metatarsals 6wks.Also it depends on how badly the bones are fractured.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Broken foot

The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation statusof the person.
Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long.

In brief: Broken foot

The time the fracture needs to heal depends on the location of the fracture as well as the circulation statusof the person.
Some bone seal faster than others and some locations are harder to heal the other locations. Diabetes and smoking or also risk factors that make fractures heal sometimes twice as long.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke.
Bone healing usually takes 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.

In brief: Depends...

Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke.
Bone healing usually takes 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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