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Metatarsal bone spur

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: It can occur as the result of trauma.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Go see your doctor: Painful swollen foot could be due to infection, sprain or fracture. You need an physical exam to determine what's going on. Perhaps even an xray. Cons... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like you have had a reaction to the cortisone. Cortisone is not usually used for bone spurs. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Infection? fracture?: You need to see you doctor again. Cortisone injected into a fracture can result in this reaction. Need to be sure there is no fracture in this area.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
31 years experience
Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 30 years experience
Not fractured?: What happened? If it is a stress fracture then it is fractured. It will take 8-16 weeks to heal. Sounds like you need to be reevaluated. See your ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Follow MD's guidance: Definitely discuss what is activities are safe or not for your particular surgery with your surgeon. In general, most healthy bones heal in about 6-8 ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Kramer
Specializes in Podiatry
Contracted toe: The most common cause of a dropped metatarsal is a contracted ( hammered) toe. If the metatarsal pad helps it can be made permanent by incorporating ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
It depend: Some fracture metatarsal need surgery and some need cast for a while, ask your doctor were are you between those.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Listen to your doc : Follow post op instructions. I would also make sure your vitamin d levels are normal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
It depends: On where the fracture is, how extensive it is, and how it is treated. It might take you 6-8 weeks before you can start riding again. Ask your treatin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few excepti... Read More
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