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i fractured my 5th metarsel bone 4 months ago im still in pain what do i do now

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Re-xray: All injuries eventually get better. Sometimes xrays do miss some fractures. A bad sprain will still be painful because the injury is new. for now trea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Wrist drop: This must have been quite a fracture. What was the treatment at the time of the fracture? Did you have surgery or not? Yes definitely get the nerve ch ... Read More
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
WRIST DROP TX: Wrist drop can be difficult to treat follow up with your doctor and get a neurology consult. Physical therapy all be needed to rehab and get strength ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: If you had a true stress fracture and continue to have one the x-ray may show it. A much more sensitive test for a stress fracture not seen on radiogr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: You would certainly want to continue followup with your doctor. You could be in a normal healing process as talus fractures take several weeks to hea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal healing: Dont expect full healing of the fracture at this point - full bone healing for that injury can take 8-12 weeks, depending on your injury. Full matura ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Good question: Excellent question.Unfortunately not an easy answer. But overall, either will do structural damage to the bone and leave it more vulnerable to a fract ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ortho eval indicated: Swelling 6 months after a bad ankle sprain may be do to several issues. You may have sustained damage to the articular cartilage within the ankle join ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very normal: Expect some ankle swelling after a sprained ankle for about 6 weeks after the injury. It is very encouraging you can now walk with limited pain. Mak ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: This is pretty unlikely. It takes a lot of force (most commonly, a car accident or a significant fall) to fracture a pubic bone, so unless you think ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can: Some people have no pain sensation due to neuropathy (diabetes..) could fracture bone and walk because they will not feel the pain. Charcot arthropat ... Read More

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