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... If you have what is called a Jones fracture, they are notorious for not healing for a very long time. There is very little blood flow to the area which contributes. Be patient. ... (3 replies)
... i broke my 5th metatarsal on the 29th of january and had a cast on for 6 weeks, i went to the hospital today hoping all would be ok! the xray showed the bone has not healed at all and to me it looks slightly displaced! i am now with out a cast and told not to put my foot down for anothe 3 weeks!!! ... (3 replies)
... A regular GP gave me that information. Not healing well or correctly is one of my concerns for sure. I will mention that as a concern. ... (27 replies)

... screw if I don't need one, but I also don't want to hobble around for weeks and then find out it's not healing or has healed wrong and start over again. ... (27 replies)
... Hi! I'm a 52 year old woman, a bit overweight, not the most fit, but not fragile either. I stepped wrong down a curb, rolled on my left ankle, and broke the 5th metatarsal "in a few places" according to the doctor. ... (27 replies)
... rays showed I was healing nicely, so after about nine weeks I discarded the boot and started walking with good supporting shoes and a cane. ... (57 replies)
... I broke my 5th metatarsal in March 2007 and was in a cast until July 07, then a boot until end of Oct. 07. ... (57 replies)
... hopefully I have a good blood supply as the fracture is closer to my toe and not in the area classified as Jones. It does seem that the way of thinking is to get weight on the foot as soon as possible as this can help the healing process. ... (10 replies)
... rays looked exactly the same, big old piece still broken off. We asked about it. He said there was nothing to be done and basically suck it up and start wearing a shoe. ... (5 replies)
... go and really had a hard time for a while even after the cast came off. Sometimes there are soft tissue injuries with that fracture that will show up on MRI but not xray. ... (4 replies)
... o help me. Ive been to the hospital and doctor here, but even with the cast and crutches gone, Im unable to walk more than 1km. IN March of last year, I broke my 5th metatarsal and my outside ankle bone on my left foot. ... (4 replies)
... the joints of the 5th and 2nd metatarsals, where they join the tarsal bones. ... (3 replies)
... dilemma and thought I would ask here to maybe get some experience or clarity. In June, I was walking when I stepped on a rock and my ankle buckled, breaking my 5th metatarsal. It is broken at the very base of the bone. No bones were broken off and no tendons were torn or anything like that. ... (1 replies)
... Hi I have only just done mine last Monday and I am alreday so fed up as I was told not to bear any weight on it even the smallest tasks are proving difficult. I can make a cuppa balancing on one leg but I cant carry it anywhere !!! ... (3 replies)
... as possible in about 7 weeks, PLEASE ANY ADVICE would be helpful. I'm not even scheduled to see my Dr. ... (15 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your foot. I too broke my 5th metatarsal bone falling down some stairs. ... (15 replies)
... Had my check up today with xray. The bone is healing fine, but they want me to slowly move off the crutches and put full weigh on foot. ... (57 replies)
... I did call my doctor tonight and he told me to take it easy. Like what you said on this post, sometimes these breaks never fully heal! When he said that, I asked him that is the likelyhood of that happening but he said I can't tell you right now. I was also told to wait til my next check up on Feb 16th so worry about that sort of thing. He also told me I am meant to walk,... (57 replies)
... You need to have a serious conversation with a foot specialist. I cannot stress that enough. A break of the 5th met. is a very serious one that is more often than not going to need surgery in order to heal. ... (57 replies)
... Fifth metatarsal fractures vary in treatment and severity based on where on the bone the break is. With some 5th met. fractures weight bearing is permitted, even desired, while in a boot or aircast. ... (15 replies)


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