... Hi! I fractured the base of my fifth metatarsal last Sunday, so 9 days ago. ... (2 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Sorry to hear about your foot. I too broke my 5th metatarsal bone falling down some stairs. ... (15 replies)
... he just told me i should be using my foot more. ... (15 replies)
... lly dont know what to do now. It's 2 weeks til my next check up and my parents want to walk normally, enough to get upstairs in the right way! Now I can place my foot down, like normal with the boot on. Like I said the boot is straped over the cast and broken foot. ... (57 replies)
... I am in my 21st week of healing a broken foot. ... (13 replies)
... what i ended up doing was putting a wide wedge under knees on bed. big couch cushions. then i put the foot inside a blanket inbetween to big pillows that would support the weight of the boot without my input. had to do that after surgery as well. ... (2 replies)
... Yes on the ice girl. The ankle too. Get that foot on up there. I had to go to PT 3 different times for my Achilles but I have fibromyalgia and healing takes longer. ... (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. ... (5 replies)
... ray. Put me in a boot, wrapped the elastic wrap, over my sock, and put my foot in a shoe thing. ... (5 replies)
... I broke my foot this week in three metatarsals. The main one being the third metatarsal being completely displaced, and the other two being at the base of the metatarsals. ... (7 replies)
... Have you had an MRI? That's usually the next step in finding out what is going on in there since it shows the bones, tendons, ligaments and if anything is loose in the joint itself. The 5th metatarsal fracture is a hard one; a friend of mine did that 2 years ago and really had a hard time for a while even after the cast came off. Sometimes there are soft tissue injuries... (4 replies)
... lp 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)
... By the end of that first week, however, my foot was still at least twice it's usual size and I couldn't even put it flat on the ground. ... (3 replies)
... it was a car accident while driving taxi.someone ran a stop sign and i hit them on the front left.which snaped the ankle to the left which cliped the 4th and 5th metatarsal as the ankle and foot bent left.they did surgury for the tibia and ligiments they set the fibula and the two broken foot bones without hardwhare. ... (13 replies)