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What treatments do physical therapists give for foot fractures?

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Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry

In brief: Several

Typically a fracture requires no stress along the area until healing is complete.
Physical therapy will be limited to what they can do because of this. They would have to treat it with static form a therapy in which they do not manipulate the area physically. If they do then the area would never heal. Some you laser therapy/ultrasound to encourgae bone healing or tens unit to control edema/pain.

In brief: Several

Typically a fracture requires no stress along the area until healing is complete.
Physical therapy will be limited to what they can do because of this. They would have to treat it with static form a therapy in which they do not manipulate the area physically. If they do then the area would never heal. Some you laser therapy/ultrasound to encourgae bone healing or tens unit to control edema/pain.
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