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How Long Does It Take for Foot Fractures To Heal?

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Brandi Johnson and Dr. Mark Leitner are here for all your foot care needs! If you've had a foot fracture in Brandon, FL, we can help you heal. Your feet take a lot of impacts every day so sometimes fractures happen, and you need to see a podiatrist for treatment.

Foot fractures

A fracture in the ankle or foot can be extremely painful, and unfortunately, that will be the first sign of having a foot fracture in Brandon, FL. Other symptoms of a fracture can be swelling on top of the foot or outside the ankle, bruising, and increased pain with activity.

It might be possible to walk with minor fractures but it is not recommended. If you think you have a fracture you can follow the RICE method of care until you see your doctor. This stands for Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. A sprained ankle can also be painful to walk on and whether you think you have a sprain or a fracture, you should see your podiatrist for treatment.

Healing

When you've had a foot fracture in Brandon, FL, the bones in your foot need rest to heal. Many bones in your foot will heal on their own over time with lots of rest, but some fractures may require surgery to repair.

Depending on the kind of fracture and whether or not you need surgery, you could wear either a splint, cast, or orthopedic shoe for the healing period. A typical foot fracture takes 6 to 8 weeks to completely heal and may take even longer. The good news is that the pain will subside earlier than that and you'll be able to walk with a cast or orthopedic shoe while you heal.

If you've had a foot fracture in Brandon, FL, Dr. Brandi Johnson, and Dr. Mark Leitner are here for you at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists. Contact us for an appointment at (813) 571-2977.

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