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Second metatarsal fracture

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Dr. Harris Cohen
21 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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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
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
41 years experience Podiatry
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends : How bad, some can walk with surgical shoe immediately.
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Dr. Roy Kroeker
52 years experience Podiatry
Cast/time: You should nave been given a removable cast after the diagnostic xray. You can walk short distances for special needs and after a reasonable period ... Read More
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Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Which metatarsal?: And what was done for it? In a non-displaced fracture of the middle 3 metatarsals, you can walk right away if protected with a cast and/or surgical s ... Read More
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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
Dr. Steven Bernstein
32 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fractured metatarsal: The only way to know is to have a foot xray.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Try a tuning fork: Sounds crazy i know but when an x-ray may show nothing, vibration from a tuning fork will cause pain and then show up on x-ray as healing later.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I would think : Low vitamin d levels for starters. Assuming you aren't jumping off of buildings....
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dana Dober
Specializes in Podiatry
Need more info...: It depends where the fracture is on the fifth metatarsal and if it is displaced or not. Need more information or an x-Ray.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Because it takes: Approximately 6?Weeks give or take two weeks in either direction it is not unusual to have pain at the 4 week mark. I hope you are in a surgical shoe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Typically: you cannot bear weight on your foot. It hurts in the mid foot or the long flat part in the top of your foot and will be swollen or bruised. The best ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization : First make sure it is not displaced. Immobilization is a key to healing and expect 6-8 weeks for it to heal. If displaced surgery may be needed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But i would not put much pressure on the foot with the fracture.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Jones fracture: Are very difficult to heal. The reason for elevation is to keep swelling down.

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