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3 weeks ago foot broken per er. Got a cam walker but not ready to walk. Can I use my crutches? Foot is hurting since husband tried to move big toe.

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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Use the crutch

You can use the crutch and avoid put weight on it and need to follow up with orthopedic.
If symptom worse you need to see your orthopedic sooner.

In brief: Use the crutch

You can use the crutch and avoid put weight on it and need to follow up with orthopedic.
If symptom worse you need to see your orthopedic sooner.
Thank
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: C an ortho

The rx depends what bone, how bad.
Use ur crutches, no weight until u c an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: C an ortho

The rx depends what bone, how bad.
Use ur crutches, no weight until u c an orthopedic surgeon.
Thank
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
using your crutches make sure they are not pushing against your armpits, as it is especially important for normal healthy blood and lymphatics flow in the proximity of the breast tissue! be safe and follow up with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: .

If still hurting you may need more physiotherapy.
Check with your physiotherapist or orthopedics before weight bearing. From profile i see you are 59 years old and a female so it may take you longer to heal.

In brief: .

If still hurting you may need more physiotherapy.
Check with your physiotherapist or orthopedics before weight bearing. From profile i see you are 59 years old and a female so it may take you longer to heal.
Thank
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Dr. Alvin Stein
if you have good balance with your crutches then you should be able to walk either nonweightbearing or partial weightbearing on the foot through the Cam Walker. Movement of the great toe would indicate that there is still irritation around the fracture site and perhaps the extensor or flexor tendon is involved in the injury
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Broken foot

You need to follow up with a doc asap.
Waiting 3 weeks after visiting the er is unacceptable.

In brief: Broken foot

You need to follow up with a doc asap.
Waiting 3 weeks after visiting the er is unacceptable.
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