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Jones fracture walking with a surgical shoe

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Mr. Kluger, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Mr. Kluger

    Mr. Kluger New Member

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    Hello everybody

    On the 24th of September I fell and suffered a Jones fracture.
    According to the doctors and xray the fracture is clean and less than 1mm displaced so they opted for no surgery and put me in a NWB cast and gave me crutches.
    On the 2nd of October I had my cast replaced with a hard plaster cast and given a surgical shoe and told to weight bear if I can.

    It has been a few days and I have pretty much been walking a lot in the beginning with a single crutch and as of today I found no need to use the crutch to get around.
    I am able to walk on the foot (with or without the boot) with no pain and only minor discomfort at the heel and where the cast meets the skin around the toes - nothing near the sight of the fracture unless I do certain movements which hardly occur.
    I am 29 years old and was very active prior to the injury.

    Is this a reasonable thing to be doing so soon after the fracture? I've read stories where people were told not to bear weight for up to 8 weeks yet I found myself carrying stuff around in the gym and moving about with no pain, just slight swelling by the end of the day which subsides quickly with rest.
    I am able to wiggle my toes and even push them. Hard against the cast to move my ankle a bit - all with no pain.
    I have carried up to 20 kilograms plates while walking short distance in the gym with no pain (to load barbells for upper body movements)

    Am I doing more harm than good?
    I am worried that I'm going to prolong my healing even more yet it seems like I am able to walk more every day.

    There is literally no pain associated with the actual break sight everything is either at the heel or where the cast digs into my toes when walking
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Active Member

    Just be guided by the pain. If it hurts, don't do it.
    Do lots of movement exercises with the foot up in the air.
    When on the ground, walk as much as possible within the limits of pain; loading helps, so do it. BUT, do not be silly, just do small increases upon what you did the day before.
  3. Mr. Kluger

    Mr. Kluger New Member

    Is it correct to assume then that I am healing?
    They will not xray me for another 3 weeks and given the nature of Jones fractures that leaves me stressed that I might be wasting time instead of having surgery.

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