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How can I tell if I refractured my 4th metatarsal

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes!: Having a fracture does not prevent future fractures, and can possibly make that area more susceptible to fracture if it did not heal properly during t... Read More
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sure: An injury or misalignment from a previous fracture can result in fracture in the same spot. It's unfortunate but it can happen.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: It is possible that the area never fully healed and an injury could create a fracture in the same spot.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on: your symptoms. If you have no symptoms, these x-ray findings mean very little. If you are having pain in these areas, these findings could mean dege... Read More
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Typical findings.: It describes an accessory bone near the metatarsal head, which is almost always of little consequence. The small plantar spur that is found in many pa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: They are fractures of the long bones of the foot. If untreated they can shift or dislocated creating severe deformity, pain and need for surgery. If i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Imaging: Barring obvious deformity, see a physician & have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
5th metatarsal: It is important that you see a physician and have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 37 years experience
Depends on Cause: Depends on the cause of your pain. Possible causes including stress fracture, fracture, bone cystic changes or structural problems. If the pain i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Fractures typically: Take 6-8 weeks to heal with proper treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-ray: The best way would be to have an x-ray taken.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe nothing: The only reason to do anything now is if it is causing you difficulty. If it is the only option other than living with it is to have surgery to re-bre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Imaging: Barring obvious deformity, see a physician & have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually c... Read More

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