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how to break your fifth metatarsal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Yes, BUT...: So much depends on exactly where the fracture is at on the bone, fractures of the first and fifth metatarsals should really be evaluated professional ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But it needs to be done properly to help immobilize the break.
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
NO: I don't think it will. Some type of casting, either fiberglass, plaster, or a CAM boot are usually used initially. One type of 5th metatarsal fracture ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
31 years experience Podiatry
More info needed: Are you asking if you broke your 5th metatarsal bone? You will need to see a specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) who will order an x-ray (usually ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: See a doctor for immobilization or possible surgery.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on fracture: If fractured, your foot may need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and orientation of the injury. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Neuromas can occur anywhere, but most frequently between 3rd and 4 the toes. Your pain might be a corn or compression reaction from tight shoe. Rather ... Read More
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuroma: It is on the sole or top of foot? On the sole of foot there is a entity called Morton's neuroma, or a wart . On the top it could be a ganglion cyst, ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Sure, anywhere: there is nerve you can potentially have a neuroma. There are more common locations of Neuroma than others though. Most common in foot is between 3rd a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Injury: Low vitamin D
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Xray: The only way to determine a fracture is by taking an xray. Don't think that just because you might be able to walk on the foot that it isn't broken. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ewald
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Proximal 5th met.f'x: Was there any trauma (jumping , landing on hard surface). You may have a fracture of the proximal 5th metatarsal .Consult with you'er physician. An X ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Foot pain: Several things may cause foot pain, such as localized arthritis, a muscle sprain, a tendon sprain at that area, gout, etc. etc. Try rest and an NSAID ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If you have pain: You have an injury. Now, go to the podiatrist and find out what the injury is.I.E a fracture of the bone, a tendonitis etc. And get treatment. If it ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
It is likely: That you put excessive pressure on this area while you were sleeping causing nerve and/or muscle trauma which was only temporary. Unless you had an i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Green
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fractured foot: I am sorry--you wiil haveto wear a foot split or cast for 4-6 weeks -- no basketball. If you are an nba player--maybe you can play through the pa ... Read More
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