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2nd foot fracture in two years.

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unlucky_one, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Unlucky_one

    Unlucky_one Guest


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    I'm feeling decidely unlucky. About two years ago I broke the fifth metatarsal in my left foot. I was off my foot completely and on crutches for one week and then in an aircast for 10 weeks. A year later the fracture was still apparent on x-ray.

    About a month ago, I fractured the talus on the other food (and re-fractured the navicular I broke about 15 years ago). The ortho believes both are avulsion fractures. I've been on crutches since and will likely have to stay off my foot for at leat another three weeks - possibly longer.

    I have full confidence in my doctor and I'm optimistic my right foot will heal nicely.

    My concern, and question, is about my other foot that I fractured two years ago. They x-rayed both feet at the same time and it appears the metatarsal has finally healed (although it continues to cause pain). It's almost impossible for me to use crutches for more than few minutes at a time as it cause too much pain in the left foot.

    Any suggestions on what I can do to make the left foot hurt less and feel more stable? Would it make sense to get a referral to a physiotherapist and start working on it now? Is there something else I should be doing?

    BTW - I had a BMD test done last year and there's no issues with osteoporosis so that's not what's causing the foot fractures (and it's not high heels either).
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Your statement, "I have full confidence in my doctor" rings rather hollow as you have turned to asking such case-specific question to those who do not know you or your status and whom you do not know rather than that doctor who has your full confidence.
     
  3. Unlucky_one

    Unlucky_one Guest

    I did ask my doctor, and his response was we'll deal with it once the other foot is completely healed. He's not concerned because the fracture is no longer showing up on the x-ray.

    I'm just trying to figure out options for now to try to relieve some of the pain as it may be quite a while before I can get off the crutches.

    It's more about comfort than anything else. From what the doctor said, there's little to be concerned about.
     
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