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My foot broken per er. Swelling is gone& I have foot in a cam walker. Pain is hit &miss. Using crutches still. Need spec but no $$. How long to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Bone

Usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal assuming no hindrances like smoking, low vitamin d levels and not walking on it.
(cam walker is ok).

In brief: Bone

Usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal assuming no hindrances like smoking, low vitamin d levels and not walking on it.
(cam walker is ok).
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fracture Healing Tim

In most cases, 6-8 weeks should be enough to heal a fracture in the foot.
However, if you have certain risk factors (smoker, diabetes, poor circulation) this time can be doubled. The healing time can also depend on the location of the fracture as certain bones have less circulation and heal slower.

In brief: Fracture Healing Tim

In most cases, 6-8 weeks should be enough to heal a fracture in the foot.
However, if you have certain risk factors (smoker, diabetes, poor circulation) this time can be doubled. The healing time can also depend on the location of the fracture as certain bones have less circulation and heal slower.
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-8 nweeks

In general most bones in the foot heel in 6-8 weeks.
Some are prone to delayed healing ( jones fracture of 5th metatarsal for example). Using pain as your guide to amount of weight bearing but certain bones can deform if you walk on them too early (heel bone fractures).

In brief: 6-8 nweeks

In general most bones in the foot heel in 6-8 weeks.
Some are prone to delayed healing ( jones fracture of 5th metatarsal for example). Using pain as your guide to amount of weight bearing but certain bones can deform if you walk on them too early (heel bone fractures).
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