Broken Foot (cont.)
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Can I walk on a broken foot?
Depending on the bone that is broken, the type of fracture, and whether it involves another soft tissue injury or sprained foot, you may be able to walk on a broken foot. Until you see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan you should not walk on a suspected broken foot as you could cause more damage to the foot. The doctor will tell you whether you can walk on a broken foot or not.
Do I need to follow-up with a doctor for a broken foot?
Follow-up with your doctor or orthopedist often is needed to make sure foot fractures are healing well. Follow-up is particularly important if pain continues or if you have difficulty walking.
Can a broken foot be prevented?
It is always better to prevent broken bones than to treat them.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
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