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When should i discontinue using crutches after a fracture?

4 weeks ago I sprained both feet, my right ankle and broke my baby toe on my left foot. I am able to walk somewhat without crutches now but am wondering if I should continue to use them? I still have some pain and swelling in both feet. Will I cause more damage if I stop using the crutches too soon?
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Four weeks is sufficient time to heal a fracture at small toe. Now you may stop using your crutches and walk without support. Present pain will go away in next 1-2 weeks with exercises.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon
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When should i discontinue using crutches after a fracture?

Hello, Four weeks is sufficient time to heal a fracture at small toe. Now you may stop using your crutches and walk without support. Present pain will go away in next 1-2 weeks with exercises. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon