Treatment For A Broken Foot

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5 hours ago Sit down or lie down, but keep the injured foot elevated. The idea is to keep the injured foot above the level of your heart in order to decrease swelling. 3 Take some …

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1. Recognize the symptoms of a fracture in your foot. Foot fracture symptoms often start out as a slight discomfort towards the front of the foot, where most of the force and pressure is exerted. Many times, this pain is very slight and the onset is only during long periods of exercise, running or working out; this is called a "stress fracture" and is actually a tiny crack in the bone. As soon as you stop your activity, the pain often vanishes. This leads many people to disregard and not even consider a fracture. Other symptoms include swelling, throbbing pain, and discoloration or bruising.
2. Learn the "RICE" treatment plan. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This is universal for any kind of bone fracture or stress fracture, and is the best way to treat a fracture at home for the first 72 hours after your injury or until you can seek medical care. Rest. Immediately stop what you are doing and refrain from any activities that cause pain to your foot. No more exercising, running, or whatever it was you were doing when you felt the pain; stop and get off your feet. It's important to immobilize the area and stay off of it as much as possible so the fracture doesn't shift and become worse. Ice. As soon as possible, put ice on the injured area. If your foot is fractured, it will soon start to swell, if it hasn't already. Do not apply heat, which would encourage more blood to rush to the area and make the swelling worse. Ice it down. Using crushed ice in a damp tea towel, ice the area for 20 minutes every two hours. Compression. Wrap the injured area in a band
3. Take some acetaminophen. Your fracture is likely to cause some considerable pain, so treat the pain safely while promoting healing in your bones. Avoid naproxen sodium and ibuprofen, which some doctors believe have the potential to delay the healing process with bone injuries.
4. Go see your personal physician. As soon as the pain and swelling have subsided, schedule an appointment with your doctor. She will likely order some X-rays of your foot to confirm your self-diagnosis. You may need a cast in conjunction with either a walking boot or crutches, depending upon the severity of the fracture. She may also refer you to a physical or occupational therapist or athletic trainer if needed, particularly if the fracture is severe or if you need help to safely exercise again.

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1 hours ago Treatment of foot fractures depend upon which bone is broken but many fractures are treated with a compression dressing, a stiff-soled shoe, boot, and weight bearing as tolerated. Some foot fractures require surgery to repair the damage.

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2 hours ago 2. Rest/Foot Protection – The next most common step in treating a foot fracture is to rest the injured foot and keep it protected from additional stress. Sometimes you can do this without any special medical equipment, other times you’ll be given crutches, a walking boot or another limited weight-bearing device.

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7 hours ago Lack of blood flow can cause a bone to die and collapse. Prevention These basic sports and safety tips may help prevent a broken foot: Wear proper shoes. Use hiking shoes on rough terrain. Wear steel-toed boots in your work environment if necessary. Choose appropriate athletic shoes for your sport. Replace athletic shoes regularly.

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8 hours ago Wrap ice in a towel and apply it to the injured foot to reduce swelling and pain for the first several hours after an injury. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time every hour while awake after the injury for one day. Do not attempt to walk on an injured foot if walking is painful.

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5 hours ago Treatments for a broken foot will vary, depending on which bone has been broken and the severity of the injury. Medications Your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others). Therapy After your bone has healed, you'll probably need to loosen up stiff muscles and ligaments in your feet.

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2 hours ago Treatment for a broken foot will be determined by the location and severity of the injury. Regardless of whether the injury is mild or severe, the foot needs to be stabilized before anything else is done. Stay off your foot until you can get to a doctor, even if you are able to walk with minimal pain. Your doctor will determine whether it is

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Just Now Purpose of Physical Therapy. The physical therapist has goals to help you regain normal function, including weight-bearing, range of motion, and strength. Weight-bearing is a term used for putting your body weight on your foot. Your weight-bearing ability is at 100% when you can stand on your foot without any pain or discomfort and it’s at 0%

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9 hours ago Ice your foot for about 20 minutes every hour while awake for the first 48 hours, then 2 to 3 times a day. For pain, you can use ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and others) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, and others). Do not use these medicines for the first 24 hours after your injury. They may increase the risk of bleeding.

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3 hours ago Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel before you apply it. Use ice for 15 to 20 minutes every hour or as directed. Elevate your foot above the level of your heart as often as you can. This will help decrease swelling and pain. Prop your foot on pillows or blankets to keep it elevated comfortably.

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Just Now Metatarsal fractures are typically treated with a splint or cast while avoiding weight bearing on the affected foot for at least four to six weeks. When your splint or cast is removed, you will then be provided with a walking boot for four to six weeks to limit pressure on your foot as it continues to heal. Jones fracture

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5 hours ago A foot fracture occurs when one or more of the bones located in your foot break, usually due to impacts, falls, or repetitive stress over a period of time. There are a variety of treatments for broken foot bones. To determine which treatment may be right for will depend on the location and severity of the fracture.

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3 hours ago 1. Stop Bleeding if Necessary Apply pressure to wound area with a clean cloth until bleeding stops. If the bone is pushing through the skin, do not touch it or try to put it back in place. 2.

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6 hours ago Crutches will help you get around while keeping weight off the foot. Or you may only need a rigid boot to provide stability if your doctor allows weight bearing. Once the crutches or boot are gone, it’s important not to overload your bone. Depending on your age and the injury, it can take several months or years to regain full bone strength. 4.

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2 hours ago This may simply revolve being told to rest the foot and keep it elevated, walking on crutches to keep weight off the foot, or it could result in the need of a medical boot to keep the bones in place. Surgery will not be necessary unless the broken top of the foot has a domino effect on other parts of the lower body.

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8 hours ago Ice. your foot two or three times a day, for about 20 minutes each time. Compression. Wrap your foot with a bandage to help reduce swelling. Elevation. Keep the injured foot propped up on a stool or pillow whenever you sit/lay down. Symptoms of a Broken Foot The symptoms in a foot fracture will also vary depending on the severity of the injury.

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4 hours ago Cold therapy and anti-inflammatory medications can also help control swelling during this period. The majority of sesamoid fractures heal well with conservative care methods in about 4-8 weeks, but for those that are still painful after weeks of non-operative care, surgery may become necessary. For more information about seasmoid fractures, or

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How soon should a broken foot be treated?

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How long does it take to recover from a broken foot?

A broken foot or toe may take 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal. However, in some cases, it could take longer. Recovering individuals should follow the RICE principle along with any specific instructions from their doctor. Follow-up X-rays or other scans to ensure proper healing and alignment may be needed.

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