When you have a fracture or broken bone, it is important you stay off of your foot. Many of us take for granted our feet. We ignore the daily aches and pains until it becomes so bad we seek help.

There are many different types of fractures…

  1. Non-displaced fracture- These types of fractures are usually from an injury where the bone is broken but it is in a good position. These fractures can usually be treated conservatively with a Cast or walking boot and using crutches.
  2. Displaced fracture- These fractures are usually from a more traumatic or forcefully injury. In these cases the 2 sides of the break are separated more than 2 mm on x-ray. Displaced fractures are treated with surgery, usually involving plates and/or screws. If they are very displaced, they are can sometimes be set into a better position in the office before the surgery.
  3. Stress fracture- These are small “hairline” fractures of the bone. They cause inflammation and pain within the bone. Stress fractures are common in runners due to the constant impact on their foot. Stress fractures are treated with 6 weeks in a walking boot.
  4. Fracture with non-union- If a fracture is treated for an extended period of time, either in a cast or with surgery, and it still does not heal, this is called a non-union. Non-unions can be treated with revisional surgery. In some cases, they can also be treated with a bone stimulator that helps with the healing process.

Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. There is no way to make this happen more quickly. Healing bones are monitored with x-ray. Around the 3 week mark you will see soft, cloud-like bone on x-ray. By the 6-8 week mark, this will remodel into hard bone. If your doctor tells you to stay off your foot and you walk on it anyway, this will cause motion between the 2 pieces of broken bone making it difficult to heal. This will lengthen the healing process and can also cause a non-union.

Feel like you have a stress fracture or recent foot injury? Call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today at (845) 298-9074. We offer same day appointments. We are serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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