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2nd metatarsal stress fracture

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is a break in one of the 5 long bones that is just behind the toes. Usually happens from excessive pressure or trauma.
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
DEFINED: I tell patients it's a real fine hairline crack in the bone. It's seen frequently in patients who are mostly sedentary, then decide to take up an acti ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depending on how bad: Usually a surgical shoe suffices.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Ferry
19 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray and exam. : Most stress fractures in the foot will have local tenderness to the bone. An x-ray will usually show if you have a stress fracture or not. If the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist.: It could be a stress fracture of one of the central metatarsal bones, or just plantar forefoot pain from lack of enough cushioning of the foot. For m ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Approximately 6 week: Pain can go away before this time but on average take 2 weeks in either direction. I am a big fan of making sure vitamin d levels are within normal ra ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See below: Pain and swelling in area are some signs. See podiatrist for complete examination and evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Any fracture serious: A stress fracture of your fifth metatarsal will usually heal if given proper treatment. However, these occasionally will go on to become non-healing f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
UBE & maybe others: W/ a 5th mt fracture treatment options usually consist of crutches, boot/ cast, or surgery. There is a chance that a fifth mt fracture may be a “jones ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Not the same: A stress fracture is a break in the bone.Metatarsalgia is a catch all diagnosis for pain in the metatarsals.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Good question: A stress fracture is a nondisplaced fracture of the bone that occurs after repeated microtrauma. It may be hard to see on standard x-rays. Metatarsal ... Read More

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