How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

X-ray. You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and severity of the injury. You may need foot surgery if the fracture is not stable or if it is displaced. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.
Foot fracture. Pain and tenderness over the bony areas of the foot, with swelling, and bruising of the area. The typical confirmation of a fracture is by x-ray examination.

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What are signs of foot fracture?

Pain, swelling. And a fracture line as seen on x-ray. (one doesn't have to have pain, i.E a patient with neuropathy may not feel it at all.).
Many possibilities. Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken.
Pain, swelling. Fractures are usually associated with pain and swelling to the foot with or without recalling any trauma. Usually there is pain upon weight bearing, less pain when off the foot.

Will a second foot fracture heal more slowly?

Not necessarily. A fracture should heal in about the same time frame if it is the same type of fracture. There are a couple of factors that may delay healing. If the fracture is displaced or if there is much motion at the fracture line. This will greatly delay healing. Poor blood flow and other disease processes may slow the healing process as well.
See below. If you are talking about a fracture in the exact same location as prior then yes it will probably heal slower. But just a 2nd fracture of the foot, no it should heal in the same fashion.
Not necessarily. Why do you keep fracturing though? I would make sure to have your vitamin d levels checked. Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal normally. Unless you have issues that delay bone healing. If you are a smoker that is also an issue and should stop smoking.
That is possible. A second fracture in the same location may take longer to heal due to possible trauma to the soft tissue and vasculature.

How long for a foot fracture to heal totally?

Fractures typically. Take 6-8 weeks to heal. There can be some residual nuisance aches and pains for a while afterwards.
Healing. It really depends on the severity of the fracture and which bone of the 28 in the foot is involved.
Depends on what bone. Toes can heal in 3 weeks, metatarsals 6 to 8 weeks, rear foot 8 to 12 weeks.
Around 4-8 weeks. Bone healing usually takes about 4-8 weeks. Some may take longer and some never heal.

What are the symptomsof a foot fracture in adults?

Pain, bruising, edem. Pain, bruising, swelling (edema), numbness due to swelling, inability to bear weight or full weight, iniability to wear a shoe due to to above. Some fractures are rather unremarkable and just require rest and protection while others require casting or even surgery. Get check, get an x ray and sometimes even an MRI is required.

Would a foot fracture hinder my long term mobility?

It depends. On how many bones were broken, how bad they were broken, and if they went out of alignment. If the fracture involved a joint, there is a probability of arthritis later (known as traumatic arthropathy).
Depends.... It could depending on the severity and character of the fracture. Other things that may play into this include associated soft tissue damage, whether the fracture involved joint (s), additional medical conditions you may have, the location of the fracture, whether multiple bones were involved, etc.
It is possible. If it is not appropriately treated, you may develop long term disabling arthritic pain.

What can I do to stay in shape with a foot fracture?

Upper body exercises. You can perform upper body, and non weight bearing exercises.