i have a hairline fracture in my left foot i have been told that it is going to take 3-6 months to heal i had a cast on for 3 weeks which didnt help i was sent for mri scan which came back cracke in my bone i nam wearing a boot so i am able to walk i am getting alot odf burning in my foot still really painful and sometimes i can feel pulsating under my heel the doctor at the hospitail has just sent me away with this information also i was told to try stay of my foot or the crack will get worse which is pretty hard to do i have looked on the internet for more advice which i havent found
You do not mention specifically where in the foot your broken bone is located and that has some bearing on the advice I am giving you. But, in general, a hair line fracture to me just means a crack in the bone without either side of the bone being displaced. This means assuming you are in good health and do not smoke, the fracture should heal in 4-6 weeks, not 3-6 months. Wear whatever type of immobilization is most comfortable and make sure it is not too tight as that may account for the burning you are getting in your foot. If you find it difficult to walk, no matter what type of cast you wear then you will need to consider using crutches and keep your weight off your foot. What you should notice as the days progress is that you should have less and less discomfort. if that is not the case, then something may be wrong and you may have to make another trip to the doctor to assess your situation and to make sure there are no other issues going on. As I said earlier, assuming you are in good health and this is a simple crack in the bone, then you should not be having so much trouble with your foot.
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