How long does it take to heal a broken foot bone?

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

How long does it take to heal a broken foot boneThe general rule of thumb for a broken foot bone to heal is six to eight weeks. No matter how much you want to negotiate the healing time to get back to running and other exercise, the time frame is dictated by your body. You can help by following Dr. Schneider's advice and carefully caring for the fractured foot.

Each foot is comprised of 26 bones. There is a combination of long bones and others that are more irregular. The foot also is at the literal end of the circulatory system, with the smallest vessels providing the bones' blood supply. These factors will provide some variation in healing times.

You have the best chance for your foot to heal properly if you get it evaluated and cared for quickly. Waiting to see if it "heals on its own" can lead to complications, such as requiring surgery to treat the broken foot bone. Contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists and schedule an immediate appointment. We will make sure your broken foot will heal as quickly and completely as possible. Let's get you back to being active again!

Many people who read this wondered What Doctor Treats a Broken Foot?

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Connect with me
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.