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how can i tell if i refractured my 4th metatarsal

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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Broke toe: Simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. Swelling and redness do not always mean "broken" bone, but could ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Evaluate and xray: After having a foot/ankle evaluation, an xray would determine if a bone is fractured (broken).
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Xray or CT scan: A broken heel or calcaneus is best diagnosed with rays. Many show up on a series of plain xrays, others are more subtle and may require a ct scan or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray: The best way to detect a fractured bone is with an xray.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: The best way would be to have an x-ray taken.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the ca ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
41 years experience Podiatry
Get an x-ray: It is often very hard to know is a foot bone has been fractured unless you take an x-ray. Other factors are how did the incident occur, is the pain lo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
By X-ray in the : Absence of marked angulation or deformity.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
X-ray: Only definitive evidence for metacarpal damage would by x-ray documentation of the fracture.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Get an xray.: Otherwise your guessing.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xrays are best: Sometimes it is hard to tell, the best way is to see your physician and obtain an xray.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
X ray to be sure: Pain, swelling, bruising, deformity can all make you suspicious for a fracture.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: There might be a traumatic incident (dropping something on your foot, or falling for example) or even a stress fracture. Stress fractures can take lo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get an xray: An xray is the only way to surely know if the bone is broken. Go to the podiatrist and get checked properly.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray would be the best way.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Get an X-Ray...: That's the real way to tell for sure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray is a basic diagnostic exam where one can see the crack or break in the bone.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Ritter
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray and exam: X-rays are the gold standard to diagnosing a fracture. Physical examination by a orthopedic surgeon can be helpful but even then some type of imaging ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Jaw fracture: can be assessed through medical history, physical examination and radiological study.

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