FAQs / Q: Is it true that I can’t have a broken bone because I can still walk on my foot?

A: No.  Just because you can walk after an injury, this does not mean that you can’t have a fracture/broken bone.  There are 26 bones in each foot, and you actually CAN have a broken bone/fracture and still be able to walk.  Walking on a broken bone can lead to problems, including worsening of the fracture and/or non-healing.  Foot fractures need some type of immobilization (and sometimes even surgery if poorly aligned) in order to heal properly.

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