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Fractured 5th metatarsal.. Not much pain should I start walking

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Michael cook, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Michael cook

    Michael cook New Member


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    I believe I fractured my 5th metatarsal 6 days ago..I twisted my ankle really bad and I heard a popping noise it was very painful and I fell asleep on the car ride home even tho I wasn't tired. I was just walking normal with no incline or decline (I was intoxicated).. I iced it wrapped it and feel asleep. The next morning when I woke up I couldn't put any weight on it at all. I took 4 days off of work due to as a bartender I am constantly moving on my feet. Well I been wearing a boot and it feels a lot better still uncomfortable to ditch the boot.. The question I'm asking is should I walk on this injury so soon. I also have bruising in my toes is this normal?? I don't have insurance and don't really have any option other then going to work to make money to then go to doctor which I hope I don't have to go see.. I have some pictures if anyone could possibly give me any direction or insight it will help a lot.. Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Poddoc1

    Poddoc1 Guest

    I wouldn't be able to advise you what to do without seeing an x-ray. Walking on a fracture could make it a lot worse. If it was just a hairline fracture you might be able to get away with walking on it. If it was a displaced fracture, walking on it could prevent it from healing resulting in long term pain. Some stuff I can diagnose over the internet. This is not one of those things.
     
  3. Michael cook

    Michael cook New Member

    Thank you for your input and your time I appreciate your response.. It's feeling a lot better
     
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