My 21 yr old son hurt his foot playing basketball on the 28th of May. The ER dr. said he chipped/fractured 2 bones in his foot and referred him to an ortho. specialist. The problem with that is he has no insurance and no job. The ortho. wants $250 for the initial visit (not including follow-up visits and tests. I don't have the money. My question is how long can he wear the soft cast and how extreme is it? I have tried to get help for him everywhere with no luck. We live in MD. I'm not asking about money. How damaging can it be to his foot to keep the soft cast on and how long?View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.