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Broke my 5th metatarsal how soon can i exercise again

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
You need an: x-ray to be decided . Some kind of metatarsal fracture can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 24 years experience
6 weeks: it depends where on your fifth metatarsal it was broken and if it is displaced at all. Some areas and types of fractures take longer than others to he... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hand fracture: The bone should be healed . The recovery should be like getting stitches.
Dr. John Lagoutaris
Podiatry 17 years experience
Hardware removal: You should not need to have the hardware removed unless it is causing discomfort or the hardware is starting to retrograde or back out. If it has to b... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: will be pretty close and wouldn't be surprised if your doctor took you out of the boot.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Two possibilities...: There are two different things that may explain this. The first is that you sustained an injury to your toes when you fractured your fifth metatarsal.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please don't: Make your health your priority. Recommend that you go back up to at least 1,200 calories per day. Going in the hole by 500 calories per day will not h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
Podiatry 31 years experience
Yes: Swimming is great exercise, and as long as you do not put weight on the affected foot you should be fine. Ps don't forget to remove the boot.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Toe pain: Following toe fracture, you are most likely repairing nerve, hence the abnormal sensation. This could form a neuroma, that would be more painful to wa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Jones fx: Have you gotten an x-ray to evaluate. You may need more immobilization or a bone stimulator. Is there a lot of gapping in the fracture which requires ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Fracture of : 5th metarsal with pain. Need another look to ensure no infection. Conservative management if uncomplicated include rest, immobilization,ice and elevat... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Break in period..: There are breaks and then there are breaks. Without knowing the severity of the fracture, stress or otherwise, it is impossible to assign a treatment ... Read More

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