Question by  arunil (66)

Can you walk with a fractured tibia?


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Yes, often times you can walk with a fractured tibia. However, you will usually still have unresolved pain and the fracture may not heal appropriately. Do not use the ability to walk to prevent you from seeking medical treatment. An x-ray is definitive, not the ability to walk.


Answer by  josie (287)

Walking with a fractured tibia is possible if your break is minor. More often than not, the pain in your leg will tell you not to walk on it. Any exertion to the affected limb will increase the pain experienced during activity. I don't advise you to walk on the affected limb. Ask M. D. for information.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

If tibia is fractured, a person is unable to stand or walk immediately with affected limb. After operation and fracture reduction and minimum 8 weeks of complete post operative rest, a person is allowed to walk with a walker, then with a supporting stick and lastly normally. But one must undergo surgery and adequate rest and physiotherapy after fracture.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

It would be very difficult to walk on a fractured tibia, it would cause pain in your leg and could result in doing more damage to your leg. If you believe you have broken your leg you should contact your doctor to have it set to keep from causing more damage.

You have 50 words left!