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Foot Fracture

Foot fracture involves a fracture of the bones of the foot, that is, the tarsus, metatarsals, and phalanges, and a fracture of the heel bone. Foot fracture occurs due to falls, the foot impact on a hard object, or twisting.

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I am a 14-year-old dancer and I accidentally hurt my foot while leaping, I had previously fractured my toes in the same region. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18-year-old and a dancer. I was leaping and accidentally hit my foot hard on another person. My foot hurt to the touch, and when pressure was applied, it bruised and was swollen. I can put weight on it but not without pain. A couple of years ago, I fractured my fourth and fifth m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan Mahmoud

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I hope it is not a fracture since there is a history of fracture at the same spot several years back. Since you have pain while weight bearing it requires an X-ray to properly diagnose if there are any fissures...  Read Full »

Which disc is best for Lisfranc and metatarsal fracture?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years ago, I had an injury in the Lisfranc joint and metatarsal bones due to a fracture of my foot. I have a history of pregnancy twice, asthma, arthritis, and mental health issues. I fractured my left foot several times and underwent surgery twice. I am taking tablet Naproxen. I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to provide pictures of your foot.  Read Full »

I experience swelling even after the recovery phase of my fracture in the foot. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. My right foot got swollen when I started going to work after recovering from a crack fracture on the third metatarsal. I had a cast for three weeks and then on rest for two weeks after removing the cast. After I got back to work, I found that it was still swo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your health is our utmost priority. If it was a fresh fracture due to a trauma, then it should heal in six weeks and complete recovery would take about three months. Swelling is a common problem that can be dealt with by using compression socks. So, I suggest you wear ...  Read Full »

A stool fell on my foot six days ago, causing bruises and swelling, which has not subsided yet. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a bar stool fall on my foot six days ago. I initially had pain, bruising where my foot and toes meet and swelling on the top of my foot. Today I still have swelling on the top of my foot, bruising where the toes and top of the foot meet, and now I also have bruising on the side of my...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As I can see in the pictures (attachments removed for patient's identity protection), there is swelling and bruising on the outer part of the foot. It has been six days now. So this is unusual to have bruising and swelling if there is no fracture. So most likely, I feel...  Read Full »

When will I walk normally post metatarsal fractures?

Query: Hello doctor, I had 2, 3, and 4 metatarsal foot fractures, and the foot was in a cast for a month. Now there is a slight swelling, and it hurts on walking. I am unable to walk smoothly, and I partially drag my foot while walking. Hence I request your advice on when I will walk normally? What shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your foot and walking should normalize after about 6-8 weeks after the injury. The pain should settle by 90%, bones should heal by this time, and you should be walking in a long walker boot orthosis until eight weeks total after the injury date. To expedite th...  Read Full »

How to relieve foot pain due to fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old and I am in a height of five inches. I got fractured in some part of my foot. I went to urgent care immediately and got an X-ray last week. The doctor told me that he can see a fracture on one toe and the other one is unsure. The fracture is present on the top of the fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had posted the X-rays, it could helped me to make a clear diagnosis. I can say you that for now, you need to elevate your foot and take antiinflammatory tablets. Change in the color of the foot is a normal phenomenon due to the formation of a blood clot. Tingling...  Read Full »

I have a fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone of my left foot. Should I get a plaster done?

Query: Hello doctor, My fifth metatarsal bone of the left foot is fractured. I do not have any pain, but there is slight swelling. Can I have a plaster?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your attached X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and you have got a fracture of the distal shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone. It seems to be at its place and not displaced greatly. These fractures usually do not require surg...  Read Full »

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