Broken bone

United States
March 31, 2009 9:41pm CST
Do you think i should walk on a broken leg after a few weeks? Ive tried a few times and it hurts, but my brothers are telling me that it will help it heal. I believe it is two minor fractures, a simple, and a greenstick. And its been aprox. 3 weeks...
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
2 Apr 09
As far as I know, it usually takes about 8-10 weeks for a broken bone to heal properly. I am sure that walking on it this soon while not help it to heal. As a matter of fact, it will likely cause the problem to become worse. I would advise you to have a doctor look at it and see what he says. If you do not take the time to let this heal properly now, you will have nothing but trouble out of it later. I screwed up my ankle a few years ago, and I didn't allow it time to heal properly. I went back to work WAY too early, and I have a lot of problems with it now. Take it from someone who has been there...go to the doctor and take his advice. You don't want to have to pay the price later for rushing the healing process now as I am having to do now....