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So you have a broken bone. The doctors put a cast on it and said they would see you back in a couple weeks, but what should you do now? It’s time to take care of your cast.

by Dr. Brant McCartan

So you have a broken bone. The doctors put a cast on it and said they would see you back in a couple weeks, but what should you do now? It’s time to take care of your cast.

When you break a bone (also called a fracture) in your foot or ankle, sometimes the best way to heal it is by using a cast. If the bone is not completely separated or dislocated from the site it should normally be in your body, a cast is all you need! A well made cast will allow your body to take over the healing process of your broken bone while protecting the injured site from any further damage. Healing takes time and a newly broken bone is fragile, so it is important to keep your cast fresh so that proper healing can take place.

Here are some tips from Milwaukee Foot Specialists for you and your cast:

Keep some of these tips in mind if your podiatrist put a cast on you. Wearing a cast while monitoring healing with X-Rays will help your doctor make sure you are on the road to healing in no time!

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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie, Dr. Brant McCartan and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
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