Can you have a broken foot and still walk on it?
Until you see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan, you should not walk on a suspected broken foot, because walking on a broken foot too soon could cause more damage to the foot.
How do you tell if your foot is broken?
If you have a broken foot, you may experience some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Immediate, throbbing pain.
- Pain that increases with activity and decreases with rest.
- Difficulty in walking or bearing weight.
How do you tell if a bone is fractured or bruised?
there may be swelling, bruising or tenderness around the injured area. you may feel pain when you put weight on the injury, touch it, press it, or move it. the injured part may look deformed – in severe breaks, the broken bone may be poking through the skin.
How long does a broken foot take to heal?
A broken foot or toe may take 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal. However, in some cases, it could take longer. Recovering individuals should follow the RICE principle along with any specific instructions from their doctor. Follow-up X-rays or other scans to ensure proper healing and alignment may be needed.