TT: How To Heal a Broken Foot

Obviously I’m NO doctor so this is just based on Googling and common sense.

And we’ll know in a few weeks (or months) if it worked.

  • Ice and NSAIDs to reduce pain and swelling in the first few days.
  • Elevation to also reduce swelling in the first few days.
  • X-rays to see how serious the fracture is and if it needs to be surgically repaired.
  • Immobilization – a protective boot for some broken bones, while others may only require a stiff-bottom shoe that keeps foot joints from moving.

  • Keep weight off your foot (as much as possible) the first few days (or until pain subsides).
  • Add a Calcium and Vitamin D supplement to your diet.

  • Eat a Healthy Diet.

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Keep sugar levels under control.
  • Early movement and exercise to promote circulation and ensure your foot does not become too stiff as well as to increase the speed of healing.

these shoes were made for walking (I never ran in them)

Glad I never gave away that unused stationary bike.

  • Be Patient!
  • Stay Positive!!!!!!!

Happy Running! Have you ever broken your foot or other bone?  Any  other suggestions? Please share.







Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

I’m also linking up here:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

20 thoughts on “TT: How To Heal a Broken Foot

  1. You’ve got this, Darlene!
    Bones heal so fast compared to tendons. This week, I’m “celebrating” 5 months of hardly any running. I know exactly how you feel.
    But at least you’ll be mobile again within a few weeks! Wishing you a super-speedy recovery!

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    • I had ankle surgery in 2012 – 5 months of zero running. But I didn’t miss any big races back then.

      Still it could be worse and unfortunately it’s hard as you know to be patient.

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  2. Ha, those last two are the hard ones! When I have an injury I try to focus on the things I CAN do. I’m glad you have the bike, although believe me I know it’s so boring. It’s better than nothing though. I agree with Catrina- bones heal faster than tendons or ligaments. The time will pass! And you’ll be out there running again when the weather is beautiful.

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    • Yes, snow again today and more predicted for Friday so I guess that helps.

      I’m not a patient person. The CAN dos are pretty limited for someone who only enjoys running.

      Looking forward to spring and bone healing.


  3. This all sounds like good advice, especially staying off of it as much as possible. I had a client who broke her foot right before a month long trip to Europe. Needless to say, it took her longer to heal. Good luck in your recovery.

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  4. I broke my arm a couple years ago when I tripped and fell running (I’m such a klutz!). I could still run, which was great, although I was a little gun-shy because I kept thinking what if I tripped and fell again and landed on the same arm?? Also it was 5 weeks before I was due to move. We had movers and my husband finished the packing so it was OK, but still horrible timing.

    The best thing that helped me psychologically was my orthopedist saying “broken bones WILL heal. It’s 100% certain. As long as you are alive, it will heal.” I don’t know why but his certainty stuck in my mind and helped me get through each day.

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