Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up. Hello, I just found this site and wondering if you can help me. Three weeks ago I fell over at home and heard a snap in my left foot. I went to the local A & E the following day and was told I had broken a little bone. Now I went back last week and was told I had broken my 5th metatarsal and was given a new cast and a walking boot (which straps over the cast on the broken foot) and I also have crutches. Now I wasn't told how to use the boot, I know I've got to walk but I am finding it hard. I can manage small steps on the heel on the broken foot and use the good foot really well. My parents are getting mad at me for not walking normal but I am trying. Is there anything I can do to walk normal? My heel on my bad foot is hurting due to the tiny steps I take each day, but I want to get out of the house and walk as normal as I can! Can someone give me advice or shall I keep doing what I am doing when I walk? I've got another check up in 3 weeks time!