... I have seen quite a few threads on here about driving with a broken foot but wanted to ask some more specific questions. I broke the base of the 5th metatarsal on my right foot about 9 weeks ago. I am still in a boot and non weight bearing for the next two weeks at least. ... (0 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'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)
... By the way, what is the pain like, is it stabbing, burning or any tingling going on? Throbbing? I know your ankle is swollen but do you have pain there and if so what is it like?
Burning pain is nerve pain there are different meds for that, the tingling as well.
It's a shame you couldn't get to PT they also have ultrasound that helped me. I finally bought a portable... (5 replies)
... Elevating yes (translate being a lazy bum). Ice.. no. I hate ice lol. But if it will help I certainly will do it.
PT.. only on my own. My insurance decided not to cover it.
I feel great sticking with my podiatrist.. he's been around forever. Did surgery on my foot (same one!) removing a neuroma over 25 years ago.
I do remember I complained a LOT after the... (5 replies)
... Hmmmm. I'm womdering about seeing an orthopedic foot specialist. The ONLY reason I'm hesitant is that they may not treat you cuz youve already been treated by another dr. But that is what I would try. Ortho have more training than podiatrist. I've had 3 different foot surgeries.
It does take time to heal. Have they suggested therapy? Pool therapy helped me get into walking... (5 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)
... He is suggesting either a aircast or possible surgery with a screw inserted .... ... (1 replies)
... I broke my 5th Metatarsal bone around the neck portion closest to the pinkie toe. It became dispaced and the surgeon who did my surgery put a plate on the bone. It has been a month since my surgery on June 19th. I go tomorrow to take off the fiberglass cast and get the sutures removed. ... (3 replies)
... I had knee surgery last year, and ended up with chronic knee bursitis, and after acupuncture, etc. ... (27 replies)
... Hmmmm, might definitely be an option if it turns out I am NWB for very long for sure.... Still waiting to hear from the doctor as to the verdict here for surgery. From what I've read here and other places, I almost hope I have the pin/screw or whatever put in as the healing could be a long time otherwise .. esp. since I am over 25! LOL I'll keep everyone posted on that and... (27 replies)
... Thanks Firelady. I know about not supposed to be resting on armpits, and wasn't using them that way, but I think they were rubbing. Funny thing is they were adjusted by a physio when I had knee surgery, and now that I've lowered them 2 notches, they're better. Guess that shows you that even when adjusted by "professionals", they may still need further adjustment! I found... (27 replies)
... Ouch Roxygirl!! I don't want to do that! :o( I have looked online, and there are medical/wheelchair supply places, but no one mentions the knee walker, so I will have to ask.
I did have an idea of why one arm is more sore than the other (my right is a bit sore, but more what I'd expect. The left is much more sore). My cast is on my left leg, my left arm is my... (27 replies)
... al post op, the physical therapist showed me how to use the walker non weight bearing. There are also arm crutches which may also solve the problem. I had knee surgery 3 years ago and clutzed out. I tripped while usng crutches and slid accross the hardwood floor and slammed into the window sill. ... (27 replies)
... rays, they told me I broke my 5th metatarsal. ... (4 replies)
... Well I had a phone call of my GP who told me due to the fact I am back at the hospital on Feb 16th, I dont need to see him at the surgery! I am not happy but I can understand why he's done this. I guess at the hospital I can more better answers off them than my own family doctors!
Got a few questions, I got told by my doctor today to place my foot down to save the muscles... (57 replies)
... I do take care now. Like you said, it's my foot not other people's foot! I went out for a meal last night (family meal) and found it hard as hell. I was helped up stairs, I will admit going down them with the crutches is easy if the steps are wide and big. When we got into the place, they had sat us up MORE stairs and then moved us around the bullding to find a better seat! It... (57 replies)
... Hey Welsh Girl! I broke my 5th Met on October 25, 2008. Like Relteach I had a true Jones Fracture. I had surgery to place a screw on Nov 14th. ... (57 replies)
... Relteach is correct that the bone may not fully heal. Mine didn't, but my POD said that was the planned outcome (it was surgery for a tailor's bunion).
My 3 month post-op X-ray totally freaked out my family doctor because it appeared broken (which technically it is). Long story short, there is now connective tissue holding it together so it is like an extra joint. I'm... (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)