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Is a cast or boot is better for severe foot pain?

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Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 12906 Questions

Posted on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Should I have a cast versus a boot? I'm wondering if I need to see an ortho DR to assess? Everything online points to a cast or a CT scan?
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It may take 4-6 weeks to heal

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

It would be easier for me if I see X-ray image, however, considering this explanation, there is no need for Ortho visit since no surgical therapy is required. It would heal even without immobilization, but boot is good option for faster healing and pain prevention.

There is no need for cast or for immobilization longer than 2 weeks.

Let me know if there's any further queries

Wish you good health.
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