The 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!
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