How do you know if you have a stress fracture in your foot?
The symptoms of a stress fracture include the following:
- Minor pain and/or weakness in the area where the break is located.
- Pain deep within the foot, ankle, or toe.
- “Pinpoint pain” (tenderness at the site of the fracture when it is touched).
- Swelling on top of the foot or in the ankle.
Can you walk on a fractured foot?
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 fractured?
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 long does a fracture take to heal in the foot?
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.