... 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)
... Hi, weight bearing can also mean just touching it to the floor while balancing for a minute while dressing or going to the bathroom. I know that's how I started. ... (27 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. My doctor has no issues with referring -- I had knee surgery last year, and ended up with chronic knee bursitis, and after acupuncture, etc. didn't work, he referred me back to the ortho to check that bursitis was the problem, where some... (27 replies)
... What kind of doctor gave you the info about weight bearing? ... (27 replies)
... Update: No call from the doctor, so I phoned only to find out my doctor is away today .... arggghhh! So then was given to the nurse, who tells me that no, I don't need a pin (but did the ortho see the second x-ray and was it him that decided that since he was the one who wanted the followup x-ray? She couldn't tell me).... so when I asked how long was I to be non-weight... (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)
... for your area. Have you looked into using a two wheeled walker. When I was in the hospital 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. ... (27 replies)
... Where are the tips for non-weight bearing? - never mind, I found them. I have a retired hubby, so am luckier than most.
Baths -- no go with a cast. I'm not that coordinated. I have a bath chair for showers, and a portable hand shower. And go for a massage -- sounds lovely but right now, my arm wouldn't get me there.
Is it going to be WEEKS or DAYS before the majority... (27 replies)
... Be sure to read the tips to cope with non weight bearing, there is a wealth of knowledge there. ... (27 replies)
... ou that being off your feet and renting a wheel chair is an option. And also I am asking someone when is it that one can expect to walk normally without fear of bearing too much weight on the foot? ... (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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Don't rush it. Fifth metarsals can heal very slowly. I had surgery that involved cutting both the first and fifth metatarsal bones through and then they were temporarily pinned. The fifth metatrsal side took longer to heal. ... (57 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)
... 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. ... (3 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your foot. I too broke my 5th metatarsal bone falling down some stairs. ... (15 replies)
... I broke my 5th met. in March 07 and was in a cast until the middle of July and aircast from then to the middle of October. I had a 5th met. fracture that is called a "jones fracture". It was the most painful experience when walking on it. As long as I was off it, I had no pain. ... (15 replies)