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When will a broken foot typically heal?

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In brief: Depends

on the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.
......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders.

In brief: Depends

on the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.
......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 wks w/ proper care

Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care.
Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results.

In brief: 6 wks w/ proper care

Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care.
Foot fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Foot fracture

Depends on how traumatic the fracture is, which bones are broken, did the fracture fragments pierce the skin, are there complications such as infection?

In brief: Foot fracture

Depends on how traumatic the fracture is, which bones are broken, did the fracture fragments pierce the skin, are there complications such as infection?
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

The location, stability, and injuring force can determine who fast a fracture will heal.
In general, most will heal anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks when addressed with proper treatment.

In brief: Depends

The location, stability, and injuring force can determine who fast a fracture will heal.
In general, most will heal anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks when addressed with proper treatment.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

Most broken bones, if uncomplicated, heal around 6 weeks.
You will have some prolong soreness/stiffness for several months. See your foot care specialist/podiatrist for eval and discussion.

In brief: Depends

Most broken bones, if uncomplicated, heal around 6 weeks.
You will have some prolong soreness/stiffness for several months. See your foot care specialist/podiatrist for eval and discussion.
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