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Broken Foot (cont.)

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.

  • Construction workers and others at risk for foot injuries should always wear steel-toed protective boots.
  • Sports always should be performed with well-fitting supportive athletic shoes.
  • When riding in a car, do not allow passengers to dangle feet out the window or place feet up on the dashboard.
  • Always wear a seatbelt when riding in a car.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015

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