... I believe he said the 3rd metatarsal. The break is at the base also (like yours). Iv'e been walking (limping) on it for weeks, I think I'm gonna wear my shoe to bed even though he said I didn't have to. He also mention something about stimulating growth (? I'm bad about not asking questions at the right time) to the bone before we'd consider surgery. He didn't seemed to be... (4 replies)
... I fell in my yard 5 weeks ago, and really thought I had just bruised or pulled something in my foot. Could'nt put any pressure on it for 2 weeks and after that used my heel to walk until I could use it a little with limping. Well, 5 weeks later, with my mothers urging, I go to the Doctor. He did xrays, and there,clear as day was a complete break. It is displaced a little... (4 replies)
... dizzy as I was walking up a step into my home, my legs gave out and all of my weight dropped on my foot that was on the step. ... (1 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)
... 11 weeks is enough for a bone to heal. Even when I was cleared to start walking, for a long time I was still wearing my surgical shoe due to excruciating pain. The shoe lets you to regulate the width and its hard sole gives support.
Then I was wearing sneakers. (5 replies)
... Pool therapy helped me get into walking good when I had Achilles tendon surgery. Chest deep water, water 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... school for two weeks on my broken foot. ... (3 replies)
... for a bone scan with die injected and is throwing around the idea of putting me in a aircast for 4 to 6 weeks ...but is this really going to help after a year of walking around on it broken? ... (0 replies)
... Hi all. I have a bit of a 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. ... (1 replies)
... You should be fine walking on your heel for a few weeks. ... (3 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)
... Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a spiral fracture of the metatarsal and a sprained ankle. My doctor put me in a walking boot and told me not to put any weight on the foot for 2 weeks. ... (1 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)
... good leg. The time will pass quickly and you'll be able to put that foot down and on your way to walking again. ... (27 replies)
... i! 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)
I had foot surgury to correct a bunion (bunion was shaved and the shaft of my first metatarsal broken and re-aligned to correct the angel). (maybe called bunionectomy with a base osteotomy) My surgury was in the beginning of May, weeks later i was put in a walking black boot but still on crutches, then 1 month later when i went on June 25 (my next appointment) the bone... (1 replies)