... Hi! I fractured the base of my fifth metatarsal last Sunday, so 9 days ago. ... (2 replies)
... and was put in a walking boot and told to walk on my heel. I am in my sixties and have read that most people are told not to put pressure on the broken foot and use crutches. I return to doctor in two weeks and would prefer not to have it "screwed"as might be the case if it does not show signs of healing. ... (3 replies)
... On July 24th I broke my 5th metatarsal playing ball hockey. It was a really innocent looking injury and I managed to hobble around and play the rest of the game on it. ... (0 replies)
... And the pain down where the broken bone is is getting worse. ... (15 replies)
... last summer I broke my 4th toe on R. foot. Last week I broke my left fifth metatarsal by falling off a stepping stone. I feel like I'm falling apart. Looking at the x ray the break didn't go all the way through, so no surgery or cast. ... (3 replies)
... Last Aug, I fell in a small hole, and snapped a rather large piece off the fifth metatarsal. ... (5 replies)
... Just a warning, I had a similar wierd hit and rolled onto my face all in one motion off the bottom step of a step ladder. I knew something was bad because I couldn't shake it off and my foot instantly swelled with pain and lack of motion.
It was game over when I got it home with swelling and movement. Took me weeks to take sideways steps.
Long story short is I went to... (6 replies)
... tchen and landed strangely on the outside of my foot, but it wasn't a typical inversion. My foot immediately bruised and started swelling and I was certain I had broken something. ... (6 replies)
... rays and consulting the doctor they concluded that I had broken my fifth metatarsal. ... (4 replies)
... I am desperate for any advice/suggestions....Here is my story:
mid-March (3/12 to be exact) I have no clue exactly how but somehow when I stepped up I fell and broke my 5th metatarsal (Jones Fracture). Went to Urgent care then to Podiatrist (who is also orthopedic surgeon). Was put in a wheelchair (which I can't use in my house...) & fiberglass cast. Since 5/10 I have... (15 replies)
... t had no pain at all. In fact i thought that my foot just popped like it normally did, so i finnished out the soccer practice. I didnt even begin to thing it was broken until i got up the next morning and my foot was swolen and sort of purple. I dont understand why you all are having so much pain with this fracture. ... (15 replies)
... hows the foot healing im a mum of 2 and im totally freaked out by this broken bone thing,i broke my 1st and another metatarsal in my foot 5 weeks ago, the 1st 2 weeks i was in plaster than they x rayed me again and put me in an air cast,that was bliss as i could have a bath,they told me not to but how do they exspect you not to wash,then i had a ct scan and told me i was... (15 replies)
... I didn't break my metatarsal this time, (I had a stress fracture in the 2nd back in Jan of this year) I fell down the stairs and got an avulsion fracture of my talus and a grade 3 sprained ankle on Halloween. I am still using crutches, at 5 weeks out, and my ortho was upset with me too. My ortho specializes in podiatry, so I would assume he knows what he is talking about. At... (15 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your foot. I too broke my 5th metatarsal bone falling down some stairs. ... (15 replies)
... Yeah, the ortho told me that the bone was healing, because the line of the fracture wasn't as noticable the second time around, but it didn't really feel like it was any better, so I really don't know why it wasn't feeling better if it was healing fine. (15 replies)
... I had both the first and fifth met cut and pinned for bunion surgery. I had no idea the fifth met. would be the one to be slow healing. It took a long time for the new growth, at three mos. ... (15 replies)
... Well the last check up I had, the doctor pressed near the ankle bone and a little way up my foot. The worst bruising in at the side of my foot, the briuse is deep and painful. I think the pain near the small toe is the fact I am placing weight on the foot after weeks of not walking, so maybe it's just the reaction of that really. I guess I dont get the chance to ask questions... (57 replies)
... Are you sure you only had one break at the fifth metatarsal? ... (57 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)
... My left foot fell off the left side of a small stepping stone that was too high. So my foot twisted and I landed on that fifth metatarsal. Mine doesn't hurt much except when I move a certain way with it. My Dr. ... (57 replies)