How long does it take to recover from a fracture?

Broken bones heal at different rates, depending on the age of the child and the type of fracture. Certain fractures in young kids can heal as quickly as 3 weeks, while it may take as long as 6 weeks for the same kind of fracture to heal in teens. And some fractures can take as long as 10 weeks to heal.
A.

What are the symptoms of a heel stress fracture?

Other symptoms may include:
  • Pain that diminishes during rest.
  • Pain that occurs and intensifies during normal, daily activities.
  • Swelling on the top of the foot or on the outside of the ankle.
  • Tenderness to touch at the site of the fracture.
  • Possible bruising.
  • Can a stress fracture get worse?

    Symptoms of a Stress Fracture. It's not always easy to tell if you have a stress fracture. You can't see it, and any pain or discomfort can be barely noticeable when a stress fracture first starts. But stress fractures can get worse quickly.
  • Do stress fractures hurt to the touch?

    Stress fractures cause pain. As the fracture worsens, it takes less time for the pain to develop when doing an activity that puts stress on the affected bones. Depending on the bone affected, it tends to hurt in very specific, pinpoint areas, and it will hurt when you touch the exact area where the bone is broken.
  • What are the symptoms of a calcaneal stress fracture?

    Calcaneal Stress Fracture. A stress fracture of the calcaneus is a hairline fracture of the big heel bone and is usually caused by overuse. It is common in soldiers who march long distances and road runners.
B.

What are the symptoms of a broken heel?

Some calcaneal fractures are obvious, resulting in an inability to put weight on the heel, swelling of the heel and bruising of the heel and ankle. Pain is usually severe enough to require an emergency room visit. If the fracture is caused by a stress fracture, over time, then symptoms may be far more vague.
  • What bones make up the foot?

    These include the three cuneiform bones, the cuboid bone, and the navicular bone. The hindfoot forms the heel and ankle. The talus bone supports the leg bones (tibia and fibula), forming the ankle. The calcaneus (heel bone) is the largest bone in the foot.
  • How do you know if you broke your heel?

    The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include:
    • Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot.
    • Swelling in the heel area.
    • Bruising of the heel and ankle.
  • How long does it take to recover from a fracture?

    Broken bones heal at different rates, depending on the age of the child and the type of fracture. Certain fractures in young kids can heal as quickly as 3 weeks, while it may take as long as 6 weeks for the same kind of fracture to heal in teens. And some fractures can take as long as 10 weeks to heal.
C.

How do you know if you broke your heel?

The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include:
  • Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot.
  • Swelling in the heel area.
  • Bruising of the heel and ankle.
  • What is a heel stress fracture?

    A calcaneal stress fracture is a hairline crack or fracture in the big heel bone. It is an overuse injury which was originally seen mostly in soldiers marching long distances carrying heavy weights. They are the second most common stress fracture of the foot after navicular stress fractures.
  • Can you break your ankle?

    This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken. A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, to several fractures, which forces your ankle out of place and may require that you not put weight on it for a few months.
  • Can you walk on a sprained ankle?

    If you can put weight on your foot and walk immediately after having twisted your ankle, it's very unlikely that you have broken anything. If the ligaments have only been slightly stretched, you can usually move your foot normally again after a few days. But even minor ankle sprains can be painful.

Updated: 30th August 2018

Rate This Answer

3 / 5 based on 2 votes.