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Jones Fracture

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by sherry, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. sherry

    sherry New Member

    I am 48 and have a jones fracture.
    On Sunday, Aug 11th I rolled my ankle and thought I just had a sprain. I stayed home from work on Monday and went to work on Tuesday morning with my foot wrapped and used a cane to get around. Tuesday afternoon finally went to the doctor who took X-rays and told me that it was a Non-Displaced Jones fracture. He had put me in a knee-high boot and advised NWB. So I hobbled around on crutches until Thursday the day I was to see the specialist. After a short visit with the specialist, I was told that with crutches I could walk with the boot on. I have experienced little to no pain other than the day I broke the foot. I was given some strong pain meds but I have only taken 2 since Aug 11th. I told the foot doctor I was not interested in surgery and wanted to try to avoid it. He advised that I start taking calcium and Vitamine D and to rest the foot as much as I could.

    The worst part of all of this is trying to sleep in the Boot I spend an hour just trying to get comfortable when I go to bed. After the specialist, Like most, I went searching for information on my type of fracture and quickly became discouraged when I read all the stories of non-union and long term healing. So I began to research what more I could do to heal my foot. I found a listing of the best foods to eat and off we went with our shopping list. Also what other supplements I should take.

    We went back to the foot specialist on Aug 29th They took a new set of X-rays and as he reviewed them with us he seemed a little shocked. Making the statment I have never seen a jones fracture so perfectly aligned. He kept staring at the x-rays and examining them. I asked if he could tell if there was any healing and he said because of the perfect alignment he could not. But that there was a little fuzziness on the xray at the bottom edge of the bone and that may be a sign of the beginning of some healing. So we go back to see him again in a few days Sept 12th. And I am hoping that we will have some progress we will be 33 days into this at that point. Keeping my fingers crossed for some good news.

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