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Can you chip the tip of your elbow?

Olecranon fractures are common and occur at the pointy end of the elbow. This type of fracture is often caused by a direct blow to the elbow or from landing on your elbow.

Can you fracture a bone and not know it?

Believe it or not, sometimes people can break bones and not realize it. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says some bones are more prone to fractures. Swelling, trouble moving a joint, or lingering pain after a few days can all be indications of a bone fracture.

How do you tell if foot is broken or just bruised?

The most common symptoms of a broken foot include:

  1. pain.
  2. bruising.
  3. tenderness.
  4. swelling.
  5. problems walking or putting weight on the foot.
  6. deformity, such as a broken bone sticking out of the skin or the foot facing the wrong way.

When should you see a doctor for a foot injury?

You should make a doctor’s appointment after a foot injury if: you feel pain in your foot for most of the day and it’s been a few weeks since your injury. you have swelling that isn’t getting better two to five days after your injury. you feel tingling, numbness, or burning pain—especially in the bottom of your foot.

How do you treat a broken foot at home?

First aid for a broken foot or toe

  1. Rest: Stay off the injured foot or limit weight bearing until it gets better or can be seen by a doctor.
  2. Ice: Immediately apply ice to the injury to reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Compression: Snuggly wrap the foot in a soft dressing or bandage.

How long does a broken foot take to heal?

You may need a splint, a cast, or an orthopedic shoe. Certain kinds of injuries may need surgery at some time. Whatever your treatment, you can ease symptoms and help your foot heal with care at home. You may need 6 to 8 weeks or more to fully heal.

How do broken metatarsals heal?

Treatment of Metatarsal Fractures

  1. Rest. Sometimes rest is the only treatment needed to promote healing of a stress or traumatic fracture of a metatarsal bone.
  2. Avoid the offending activity.
  3. Immobilization, casting or rigid shoe.
  4. Surgery.
  5. Follow-up care.

How long does a broken metatarsal take to heal?

As your broken bone(s) heal over 8-12 weeks, your pain will decrease. You may be able to place more pressure on your foot over time. If you are diagnosed with a stress fracture of the metatarsal, you will be advised to stop the activity that caused it.