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5th metatarsal fracture - night symptoms

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by elk, Dec 9, 2021.

  1. elk

    elk New Member

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    hi! I've broke my 5th metatarsal 2,5 weeks ago, images from the injury day are attached to this post. I've seen the podiatrist same day and she prescribed me a walking boot and a follow-up visit in 4 weeks for the X-ray and evaluation. she said I should take the boot off at night and I can walk for a while based on a pain level. she also said that the injury is pretty much in a good shape and it will take 6-8 weeks to heal, and that limited blood supply in this area might delay healing.

    so since that time I was not walking at all or doing any kind of weight bearing on this leg, but I do take off the boot at night. I did not have much swelling or bruising after the injury and now my foot looks normal. during the day if I do not move my leg abruptly, I feel no pain of discomfort. but I have discomfort sleeping without boot. if my foot is not in 90 degrees position I start feeling kind of weird pressure at the sole side and mild aches in the fracture area. so I put a pillow under the leg and try to sleep in a very limited number of positions.

    I'm very concerned if my foot is healing properly and I've made an appointment in 4 days to see the doctor and do an X-ray. I'm generally concerned if the boot was prescribed correctly, maybe doctor should have put me in non-removeable cast initially instead. I've googled already and it looks like I have a Jones fracture and in this case a cast and a non-weight bearing is normally prescribed for around 6 weeks.

    can someone give me an independent opinion on my injury and the treatment plan?

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  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    From what I can see based on the limited, all sounds ok.
    You can wear the boot at night of that helps.

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