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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot fracture?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on fracture

Most foot fractures are treated without surgery.
Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks.

In brief: Depends on fracture

Most foot fractures are treated without surgery.
Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks.
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Dr. Robert Purchase
There are many different types of foot fractures. Each type requires an individualized treatment program to optimize the functional outcome while minimizing the risks associated with that treatment. All fractures should be evaluated by someone with specialized training, such as an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immobilization

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 of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Immobilization

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 of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends

The foocolas 26+ bones (some count sesamoids, some people have "accessory" bones).
Treatment depends on which bone/bones are broken, fracture location within the bone, angulation, displacement, patient specific factors, etc; it can be as simple as brace/orthotic/splinting with minimal activity restriction to casting and strict nonweightbearing to surgery with long recovery. See an ortho surgeon.

In brief: Depends

The foocolas 26+ bones (some count sesamoids, some people have "accessory" bones).
Treatment depends on which bone/bones are broken, fracture location within the bone, angulation, displacement, patient specific factors, etc; it can be as simple as brace/orthotic/splinting with minimal activity restriction to casting and strict nonweightbearing to surgery with long recovery. See an ortho surgeon.
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